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Saturday - August 1, 2009
8:00 pm WYES 12 Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop once-in-a-lifetime reunion of music legends hosted by Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price; performers include Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay & The Americans, Fred Paris and the Five Satins, Lou Christie, Lloyd Price ("Stagger Lee"), Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise"), The Duprees and many, many others (originally aired in December 2001)

Sunday - August 2, 2009
1:00 pm WYES 12 Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop once-in-a-lifetime reunion of music legends hosted by Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and Lloyd Price; performers include Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay & The Americans, Fred Paris and the Five Satins, Lou Christie, Lloyd Price ("Stagger Lee"), Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise"), The Duprees and many, many others (originally aired in December 2001)
9:15 pm HDNet Wynton Marsalis - Rebuilding The Soul of America Wynton Marsalis performs at Harrah's Casino Theater in his hometown of New Orleans (taped in August, 2006; show repeats at 1:45 am)

Tuesday - August 4, 2009
5:30 pm FUSE The Britney Spears Chronicles see how pop star Britney Spears has grown and how her life has changed by watching her videos
3:00 am WYES 12 Jazz For Young People: What Is New Orleans Jazz? hosted by Wynton Marsalis, this lively and entertaining concert taped at the Morial Convention Center explains the history of New Orleans Jazz via performances and lectures by Marsalis and his band; it has the children stomping their feet, clapping and singing as they learn about second-lining, improvisation, riffs and how a rhythm section works; with Irvin Mayfield, Dan Nimmer, Victor Goines, Vincent Gardner, Ali Jackson, Carlos Henriquez, Ricky Gordon (rerun)

Wednesday - August 5, 2009
8:10 am Starz In Black New Orleans Music in Exile


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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them and how they are getting back on their feet; with Cyril Neville, Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas, Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary and Papa Grows Funk
9:00 am FOOD Emeril Live - Back to New Orleans Emeril & special guest John Boutte drum up a classic New Orleans festival for your taste buds including New Orleans style Italian salad, "Debris" Poboys, Redfish Courtbouillon, Creole White Beans with Shrimps and New Orleans style calas (Rice Beignets)

Thursday - August 6, 2009
2:00 pm WE 48 Hours Mystery - "Storm of Murder" the murders of filmmaker Helen Hill and Hot 8 Brass Band snare drummer Dinerral Shavers are profiled in this rerun from 2007; read more

Saturday - August 8, 2009
8:00 pm WYES 12 Playing For Change: Peace Through Music documentary on Playing For Change, the multimedia effort to unite musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the globe while seeking to immerse audiences in a movement to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music; New Orleans street musicians Grandpa Elliott and Roberto Luti are among the many artists featured

Sunday - August 9, 2009
3:00 pm WYES 12 Great Performances - Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration salute to Pete Seeger from Madison Square Garden; with John Mellencamp, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Ben Harper, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dave Matthews, and many more

Tuesday - August 11, 2009
7:00 pm WYES 12 Doo Wop's Greatest Hits features The Platters, The Marcels, The Dixie Cups ("Chapel of Love"), The Skyliners, The Dreamlovers, Johnnie and Joe, The Flamingos, Jerry Butler, The Cleftones, and more (repeats at 10:30 pm)

Wednesday - August 12, 2009
10:30 pm COM The Colbert Report guest appearance by Grandpa Elliott and the Playing for Change Band

Friday - August 14, 2009
7:30 am TCM Paris Blues (1961) offbeat account of two swinging musicians in Left Bank Paris who spend most of their time romancing the tourists; stars Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and Louis Armstrong; features Oscar nominated musical score by Duke Ellington
9:00 am HDNet Hurricane on the Bayou (2006) IMAX film carries audiences on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana -- before, during and after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina; with Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw, Chubby Carrier and Marva Wright; watch "Hurricane on the Bayou" on demand at Amazon.com
11:00 pm BET I Got The Hook Up (1998) 2 scam artists, Black (Master P) & Blue (A.J. Johnson) land in hot water when the FBI & unsatisfied customers come looking for them; C-Murder, Mystikal, Fiend, Mr Serv-On, Mia X, Kane & Abel and Snoop Dogg also appear; the soundtrack features many of these artists, plus Jay-Z, ODB, etc.

Saturday - August 15, 2009
7:00 pm BET I Got The Hook Up (1998) 2 scam artists, Black (Master P) & Blue (A.J. Johnson) land in hot water when the FBI & unsatisfied customers come looking for them; C-Murder, Mystikal, Fiend, Mr Serv-On, Mia X, Kane & Abel and Snoop Dogg also appear; the soundtrack features many of these artists, plus Jay-Z, ODB, etc.

Sunday - August 16, 2009
12:00 pm WYES 12 The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown New Orleans are recalled by local notables; with Anne Rice, Deacon John, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, society columnist Nell Nolan, singer Irma Thomas, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute's Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel, Councilman Oliver Thomas
8:00 pm WYES 12 Jefferson Parish Stories WYES production explores the diversity of the people and places that give the parish its distinct personality; with actress Becky Allen and her mom Myrtis Butzman, "seafood king" Al Scramuzza, Aaron Broussard, singer Frankie Ford, newsman Alec Gifford, and TV producer Marcia Kavanaugh; Ronnie Virgets narrates (rerun)
11:00 pm WYES 12 Congo Square Wynton Marsalis pays homage to the legendary birthplace of jazz

Monday - August 17, 2009
9:00 am FOOD Emeril Live - Mudbugs and Cajun Cooking Emeril visits Shreveport's 2007 Mudbug Madness festival, then it's back to the studio with music from Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys (rerun)
11:00 am SUND Saving Jazz (2006) documentary follows photographer Herman Leonard on his painful return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and his efforts to rebuild his life's work; with Irvin Mayfield, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, David Freedman (WWOZ), Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis, Irma Thomas; read more (repeats at 3:00 pm & 4:00 am)

Tuesday - August 18, 2009
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman Top Ten List presented by Britney Spears; Donald Trump; Diane Kruger; musical guest Billy Currington

Thursday - August 20, 2009
8:30 am HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts I and II (2006) Spike Lee film on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with Mayor Ray Nagin, Governor Kathleen Blanco, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, Sean Penn, Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Wendell Pierce, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (of the Backstreet Cultural Museum); Bennie Pete & Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (of Hot 8 Brass Band), Garland Robinette, former NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, and city residents; read the press release; visit the film web site; buy the DVD
10:45 am HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts III and IV (2006) Spike Lee film on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with Hot 8 Brass Band, LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Wynton Marsalis, Rev. Al Sharpton, Terence Blanchard, Kanye West, Donald Harrison, local media, and city residents; read the press release; visit the film web site; buy the DVD

Saturday - August 22, 2009
2:00 pm WYES 12 A World's Fair to Remember (2003) documentary on the Louisiana World Exposition held in New Orleans in 1984; includes an interview with Deacon John Moore and clips of Tuts Washington, who died while on stage at the Fair
4:00 pm WYES 12 The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown New Orleans are recalled by local notables; with Anne Rice, Deacon John, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, society columnist Nell Nolan, singer Irma Thomas, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute's Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel, Councilman Oliver Thomas

Sunday - August 23, 2009
8:00 am BET Bobby Jones Gospel with Shekinah Glory, George Huff and Lance Williams & True Worship (rerun)
10:00 am WYES 12 New Orleans That Was nostalgic look back at Pontchartrain Beach, New Basin Canal, old Canal Street streetcars, Claiborne Avenue, etc; includes interview with Allen Toussaint, old Mardi Gras Indian clips, and more (rerun)
8:00 pm WYES 12 Along Lake Pontchartrain dining at Bruning's and Fitzgerald's, crabbing on the seawall, riding the Zephyr at Pontchartrain Beach, and more; with comments from Chef John Besh, Dr. John, Carlton Dufrechou, Eddie L. Sapir, Deacon John Moore, Frank Davis and others

Monday - August 24, 2009
9:00 pm WYES 12 American Masters - The World of Nat King Cole (2006) documentary coincided with the release of The Very Best of Nat King Cole, a DVD & limited edition DVD/CD; features rare archival performances, home movies and interviews with Cole's wife and daughters, Isaac Hayes, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, and includes clips of "When I Fall In Love," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Smile," "Unforgettable," etc.
11:30 pm WYES 12 Mystery of the Purple Rose: The Saga of Creole Jazz Pioneers documentary on the Black Creole violinist and music publisher A.J. Piron (Armand Piron) and the musicians in his orchestra; as Piron is considered by many jazz historians to represent that essential evolutionary link between ragtime and jazz, the program explores the origins of the Creole style and its enormous influence on jazz

Tuesday - August 25, 2009
3:00 am WYES 12 American Masters - The World of Nat King Cole (2006) documentary coincided with the release of The Very Best of Nat King Cole, a DVD & limited edition DVD/CD; features rare archival performances, home movies and interviews with Cole's wife and daughters, Isaac Hayes, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., B.B. King, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, and includes clips of "When I Fall In Love," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Smile," "Unforgettable," etc.
3:30 am FOOD BBQ with Bobby Flay - "Big Easy BBQ" BBQ'ing in New Orleans with Pearl River Eco-Tours, trumpeter Kermit Ruffins at Vaughan's Lounge, Brian Kern at Mardi Gras World, and on the Delta Queen (rerun)

Thursday - August 27, 2009
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman talk show host/chef Rachael Ray; tennis star Andy Roddick; musical guest Mutemath

Friday - August 28, 2009
12:15 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts I and II (2006) Spike Lee film on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with Mayor Ray Nagin, Governor Kathleen Blanco, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, Sean Penn, Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Wendell Pierce, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (of the Backstreet Cultural Museum); Bennie Pete & Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (of Hot 8 Brass Band), Garland Robinette, former NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, and city residents; read the press release; visit the film web site; buy the DVD
2:30 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts III and IV (2006) Spike Lee film on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with Hot 8 Brass Band, LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Wynton Marsalis, Rev. Al Sharpton, Terence Blanchard, Kanye West, Donald Harrison, local media, and city residents; read the press release; visit the film web site; buy the DVD
9:30 pm TCM High Society (1956) remake of the 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story" features nine top-notch numbers from Cole Porter; cast includes Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm and Louis Armstrong; tunes include the Armstrong/Crosby duet "Now You Has Jazz" and "High Society" (Armstrong); with Billy Kyle, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall, Arvell Shaw, Trummy Young
11:00 pm PBS Tavis Smiley Tavis talks with historian Douglas Brinkley and singer-pianist Josh Charles, who also performs (check local listings)

Saturday - August 29, 2009
8:00 pm WLAE 32 Fats Domino - Walkin' Back To New Orleans chronicles Fats Domino's triumphant return to the stage after Hurricane Katrina devastated his New Orleans home; performances include "Blueberry Hill," "Ain’t That A Shame," and "Blue Monday"; interviews include Fats, plus Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Robert Plant and Randy Newman
11:00 pm WYES 12 Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie takes us on a tour of his city in what becomes a reflection on the relevance of history folded into a love letter to the storied New Orleans neighborhood, Faubourg Tremé; the award winning film is a tale of heartbreak, hope and resiliency set to a soundtrack of fabulous New Orleans music; interviews include Glen David Andrews, Bob French, Wynton Marsalis and Kalamu ya Salaam, with music from Irvin Mayfield, Bob French, George Lewis, Bunk Johnson, Rebirth Brass Band, John Boutté, Glen David Andrews and Edmund Dede; see film web site

Sunday - August 30, 2009
9:00 pm Gospel Hometown Gospel: New Orelans in-depth look at the singers, songwriters, landmarks & legends that have shaped NOLA's Gospel and Christian music legacy; with Bishop Paul Morton, Trinitee 5:7, The Zion Harmonizers & Sherman Washington, The New Orleans Spiritualettes & Ruby Ray, Jake Smith, Rush of Fools and the Blind Boys of Alabama (2008)

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