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Saturday - February 2, 2008
8:00 pm WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979
9:00 pm WYES All on a Mardis Gras Day documentary on black carnival traditions of New Orleans won Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the 2003 New Orleans Film Fest; produced by Royce Osborn and Jerry Brock; interviews include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Donald Harrison, Jr., "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Tootie Montana, Sunpie Barnes, etc.
9:00 pm PBS Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Austin City Limits special features performances from the San Francisco music festival; with Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, The Subdudes, Chris Smither, Steve Earle, Teddy Thompson, and others; airs locally on WLAE at 10:00 pm
11:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, Terry Flettrich Rohe, along with Bob and Jan Carr, discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl

Sunday - February 3, 2008
10:00 am WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979 (repeats at 10:30 pm)
11:00 am IFC Before The Music Dies documnetary on the state of the music business, with Erykah Badu, Doyle Bramhall II, Calexico, Branford Marsalis, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, North Mississippi Allstars, Billy Preston, Questlove, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin and Widespread Panic; see additional air dates
11:00 am WYES All on a Mardis Gras Day documentary on black carnival traditions of New Orleans won Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the 2003 New Orleans Film Fest; produced by Royce Osborn and Jerry Brock; interviews include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Donald Harrison, Jr., "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Tootie Montana, Sunpie Barnes, etc. (repeats at 7:00 pm)
3:00 pm HDnet Earth vs The Radiators - Live at Tipitina's seminal New Orleans rock band the Radiators celebrate 25 years of their unique brand of rock, soul and funk; taped 01/31/2004 at Tipitina's
11:30 pm WYES While We Danced: The Music of Mardi Gras Peggy Scott Laborde covers the history of Mardi Gras music with profiles of Professor Longhair, Sharkey Bonano, Johnny Wiggs, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and "Doc" Souchon

Monday - February 4, 2008
6:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live - Back to New Orleans Emeril and special guest John Boutte drum up a classic New Orleans festival for your taste buds; recipes include New Orleans style Italian salad, "Debris" Poboys, Redfish Courtbouillon, Creole White Beans with Shrimps and New Orleans style calas (Rice Beignets)

Tuesday - February 5, 2008   -   Happy Mardi Gras!
9:30 am WYES While We Danced: The Music of Mardi Gras Peggy Scott Laborde covers the history of Mardi Gras music with profiles of Professor Longhair, Sharkey Bonano, Johnny Wiggs, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and "Doc" Souchon; repeats at 6:00 pm
10:00 am WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979; repeats at 6:30 pm
11:00 am Hallmark Touched By An Angel

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"Indigo Angel" - Monica poses as a master of ceremonies to help the owner of a blues night club have his last moment of glory; features guest appearances by Al Hirt, Dr. John, B.B. King and Al Jarreau; originally aired on CBS on February 3, 1996; this episode available on video
11:00 am WYES All on a Mardis Gras Day documentary on black carnival traditions of New Orleans won Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the 2003 New Orleans Film Fest; produced by Royce Osborn and Jerry Brock; interviews include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Donald Harrison, Jr., "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Tootie Montana, Sunpie Barnes, etc.; repeats at 5:00 pm
1:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, Terry Flettrich Rohe, along with Bob and Jan Carr, discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl
2:00 pm WYES 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)
7:00 pm BET Uncle P (2007) real-life father and son & hip-hop impresarios Master P and Romeo team up as they learn to appreciate the true meaning of family in this '07 comedy film; cast includes Cheech Marin, Ella Joyce and R&B star Mario (repeats at 12:00 am)

Wednesday - February 6, 2008
11:00 pm PBS Tavis Smily Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs and chats with Tavis; check local listings!

Thursday - February 7, 2008
11:06 pm ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live Dr. Phil McGraw, Kimbo Slice and musical guests Birdman and Lil' Wayne - check local listings!

Friday - February 8, 2008
10:00 pm WYES The Nightlife That Was WYES documentary looks back at New Orleans night time haunts of the recent past, such as the Blue Room, the Swan Room, Bourbon Street (where Frogman Henry played for 20 years, and Al Hirt and Pete Fountain both owned clubs), The Warehouse, Beverly Dinner Playhouse, Dew Drop Inn, CYO dances (where Dr. John & Frankie Ford entertained the bobby socks crowd), etc; interviews include Jimmy Anselmo, Hank Staples, Frankie Ford, A.J. Loria, Dr. John, Deacon John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Bobby Marchan, and many more
11:37 pm NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien Professor Peter Fischer; Dr. Bob Arnot; musical guest Eric Lindell makes his national TV debut (check local listings!)

Sunday - February 10, 2008
3:00 pm WWW Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast (via webcast) coverage of performances and award presentations taking place before the TV portion of the Grammy Awards; this will include award for the "Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album" category; tune in via www.grammy.com
7:00 pm CBS Grammy Awards 50th annual Grammy Awards airs live from Los Angeles; new "Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album" category added this year; see Louisiana nominees; performers include Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Feist, plus a Gospel segment with Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, and others; John Fogerty, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard perform in a "Cornerstones of Rock" segment; read more

Monday - February 11, 2008
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman musical guests Bonerama with Damian Kulash of OK Go

Tuesday - February 12, 2008
8:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, Terry Flettrich Rohe, along with Bob and Jan Carr, discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl
9:00 pm WYES Red Beans & Ricely Yours: Satchmo in New Orleans award-winning WYES documentary profiling the musical and social influences of the New Orleans years on jazz legend Louis Armstrong; includes archival photos, film footage and recordings; hosted by Charmaine Neville

Thursday - February 14, 2008
7:00 pm TCM Hello, Dolly! (1969) Jerry Herman musical starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau; cast also includes Louis Armstrong, who performs a rousing rendition of the title tune with Streisand
9:00 pm SUND Iconoclasts Sundance series features two innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes; this episode features noted chef John Besh and musician Wynton Marsalis; see more episodes/air dates

Friday - February 15, 2008
6:00 pm ESPN NBA All-Star Game Celebrity Game celebrities from TV, music and film compete at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans; scheduled players include Ne-Yo, Common, Alyssa Milano, Chris Tucker, Deion Sanders, Taylor Hicks and Master P; Lupe Fiasco performs during the halftime show
8:00 pm TNT NBA T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam Amanda Shaw will perform the U.S. and Canadian national anthems; American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performs at halftime

Saturday - February 16, 2008
7:00 pm TNT NBA All-Star Saturday Night Marc Broussard and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band perform during player intros; Christian Scott will perform the U.S. national anthem; Dr. John will pay tribute to NBA Cares with a special performance of the Louis Armstrong classic "What a Wonderful World"
10:00 pm WYES 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

Sunday - February 17, 2008
7:00 pm TNT 2008 NBA All-Star Game NBA stars from the Eastern & Western conferences go head to head; airs live from New Orleans; Branford Marsalis serves as musical director for player intros (featuring Kermit Ruffins, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Rebirth Brass Band) and the U.S. national anthem (by Stephanie Jordan and Jonathan Dubose); Harry Connick Jr. directs the halftime show which will feature four original compositions performed by four pairs of New Orleans pianists including Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Davell Crawford, Art Neville, Ivan Neville, Ellis Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste, and Harry Connick Jr. and his Big Band
9:00 pm GMC Mahalia Jackson - Give God the Glory late Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson's triumphant European tour of the early 1970's is documented with performances and behind the scenes footage (repeats at 11:00 pm & 5:00 am)

Monday - February 18, 2008
11:37 pm NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien comic Larry the Cable Guy; fashion expert Tim Gunn; musical guest Jim Lauderdale (with James Burton on guitar) performs a cut from his new cd, "Honey Songs" (check local listings!)

Thursday - February 21, 2008
9:00 am GMC Mahalia Jackson - Give God the Glory late Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson's triumphant European tour of the early 1970's is documented with performances and behind the scenes footage

Friday - February 22, 2008
10:00 pm WYES The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown New Orleans from notables including author Anne Rice, musician Deacon John Moore, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, society columnist Nell Nolan, singer Irma Thomas, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute Director Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel and Councilman Oliver Thomas

Saturday - February 23, 2008
1:00 pm FX Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx won 2004 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of music legend Ray Charles in this engrossing biopic; others appearing include Chris Thomas King, Vernel Bagneris, Jamil Sharif, Clarence Johnson III, Herman LeBeaux, Lois Dejean, Alonzo Bowens, Edwin Livingston, Edward Anderson and Lenny McDaniel; see the "Ray" soundtrack
10:00 pm WYES American Experience: New Orleans film offers a portrait of New Orleans that explores its unique and distinctive culture and illuminates its central place on the American landscape; with Leah Chase, Teddy Pierre, members of Krewe du Vieux, and Irvin Mayfield, who is also featured on the soundtrack

Sunday - February 24, 2008
7:30 am FX Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx won 2004 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of music legend Ray Charles in this engrossing biopic; others appearing include Chris Thomas King, Vernel Bagneris, Jamil Sharif, Clarence Johnson III, Herman LeBeaux, Lois Dejean, Alonzo Bowens, Edwin Livingston, Edward Anderson and Lenny McDaniel; see the "Ray" soundtrack
9:00 pm GMC Mahalia Jackson - Give God the Glory late Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson's triumphant European tour of the early 1970's is documented with performances and behind the scenes footage (repeats at 5:00 am)

Thursday - February 28, 2008
12:00 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); backing up Satchmo are Billy Kyle, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall, Arvell Shaw and Trummy Young


Tuesday - March 4, 2008
6:00 pm SUND Saving Jazz (2006)

additional air dates
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

Saturday - March 8, 2008
9:00 pm Fine Living Chris Isaak's Guide to Jazz Fest Chris Isaak hosts this guide to the New Orleans and the Jazz and Heritage Festival; filmed in 2005, updated post-Katrina; includes Jazz Fest interviews with Buddy Guy, Ellis Marsalis, Dave Bartholomew and Quint Davis (repeats at 12:00 am)

Monday - March 10, 2008
7:30 pm VH1 Classic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction
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the class of 2008 are inducted; airs live from NYC; inductees include Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Gamble & Huff and Little Walter; see all past inductees from Louisiana

Wednesday - March 12, 2008
6:30 pm BET Access Granted join Lil' Wayne on the set of his new video "Lollipop"

Thursday - March 13, 2008
9:00 am SYN Live with Regis and Kelly actress Charlize Theron; actress Cheryl Hines; musical guest Cowboy Mouth premiere their new song "Kelly Ripa"; read more (check local listings for time & channel)

Wednesday - March 19, 2008
8:00 pm PBS Great Performances: Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival Clapton and the world's leading guitar gods return for a new gathering; taped July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Chicago; with Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Albert Lee, John Mayer, John McLaughlin, Robert Randolph, Hubert Sumlin, Derek Trucks, and more; repeats on WYES at 12:10 am

Saturday - March 22, 2008
9:15 pm TCM Cabin in the Sky (1943) debut of film director Vincente Minnelli and Hollywood's first general release of an all-star, all-black musical; with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong (see film soundtrack)
10:10 pm WYES Italian New Orleans documentary details the contribution of Italian-Americans to the Crescent City, from the community's early beginnings in the 18th century to the present, and their powerful influence on the commerce, politics, religion, music and food of New Orleans; includes a segment on Original Dixieland Jazz Band founder Nick LaRocca

Sunday - March 23, 2008
7:00 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 the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; with Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, 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

Tuesday - March 25, 2008
2:35 pm SHO Ticker (2001) when his friend and partner are killed by a mad bomber, a cop on probation is reassigned to work the bomb squad and track down the killer; stars Steven Seagal and Dennis Hopper with cameos from Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Leland Sklar, Billy Preston and Zigaboo Modeliste

Sunday - March 30, 2008
11:30 am SHO Ticker (2001) when his friend and partner are killed by a mad bomber, a cop on probation is reassigned to work the bomb squad and track down the killer; stars Steven Seagal and Dennis Hopper with cameos from Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Leland Sklar, Billy Preston and Zigaboo Modeliste

Saturday - April 5, 2008
8:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Dr. John, LeAnn Rimes and Massive Attack; Dr. John's band includes John Fohl, Dave Barard and Herman Ernest; watch video clips here

Sunday - April 6, 2008
8:00 am SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Dr. John, LeAnn Rimes and Massive Attack; Dr. John's band includes John Fohl, Dave Barard and Herman Ernest; watch video clips here
1:00 pm TCM The Rat Race (1960) a musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer; stars Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis and Don Rickles, with Sam Butera, Joe Bushkin, Gerry Mulligan, etc.

Tuesday - April 8, 2008
5:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Dr. John, LeAnn Rimes and Massive Attack; Dr. John's band includes John Fohl, Dave Barard and Herman Ernest; watch video clips here

Thursday - April 10, 2008
8:00 pm BET Beach Towel Throwdown concert special from BET's annual "Spring Bling" event; with perfomances by Webbie featuring Lil' Boosie, J. Holiday, Ray J and Keyshia Cole
10:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Dr. John, LeAnn Rimes and Massive Attack; Dr. John's band includes John Fohl, Dave Barard and Herman Ernest; watch video clips here

Friday - April 11, 2008
1:30 pm TCM When The Boys Meet The Girls (1965) loose remake of "Girl Crazy" (1941) starring Connie Francis, Harve Presnell, Herman's Hermits, Louis Armstrong ("Throw it Out of Your Mind"), Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, and Liberace
3:00 pm BET Beach Towel Throwdown concert special from BET's annual "Spring Bling" event; with perfomances by Webbie featuring Lil' Boosie, J. Holiday, Ray J and Keyshia Cole
6:30 pm BET Featuring Lil' Wayne rap superstar Lil' Wayne performs in this one hour concert special taped at BET's annual "Spring Bling" event in West Palm Beach, FL

Saturday - April 12, 2008
2:00 pm BET Beach Towel Throwdown concert special from BET's annual "Spring Bling" event; with perfomances by Webbie featuring Lil' Boosie, J. Holiday, Ray J and Keyshia Cole
3:00 pm BET Featuring Lil' Wayne rap superstar Lil' Wayne performs in this one hour concert special taped at BET's annual "Spring Bling" event in West Palm Beach, FL
8:30 pm BET Beach Towel Throwdown concert special from BET's annual "Spring Bling" event; with perfomances by Webbie featuring Lil' Boosie, J. Holiday, Ray J and Keyshia Cole

Sunday - April 13, 2008
5:30 am Sundance Music Rising documentary on the Music Rising campaign and the recovery of the New Orleans music scene; with comments from Brian "Breeze" Cayolle, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Reid Wick, Bob Ezrin, The Edge (U2), David Freedman (WWOZ), Lance Ellis, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Marva Wright, Glenn Gaines, Quint Davis, Jimmy Ford & Sue Ford, and Ben Jaffe; Deacon John, ReBirth Brass Band, Arlo Guthrie, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band also appear; see additional air dates
6:30 pm BET Featuring Lil' Wayne rap superstar Lil' Wayne performs in this one hour concert special taped at BET's annual "Spring Bling" event in West Palm Beach, FL
7:00 pm HDNet Rebuilding the Soul of America jazz musician Wynton Marsalis performs in his hometown of New Orleans at Harrah's Casino Theater (repeats at 3:30 am)
11:30 pm HDNet The Strat Pack 2004 concert celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster; performers included Theresa Andersson (and Annie Clements), The Crickets, Brian May, Ron Wood, Joe Walsh, Amy Winehouse, Dave Gilmour, and others

Monday - April 14, 2008
7:00 pm BET BET Hip Hop Awards (2007) taped October 13th in Atlanta; nominees with NO/LA ties included Lil' Wayne, Birdman, Mannie Fresh, Hurricane Chris, Lil' Boosie and DJ Khaled; performers included Lil' Wayne (premiering a new song, "Gossip"), Hurricane Chris ("Ay Bay Bay"), Hurricane Chris & Lil Boosie ("Wipe Me Down"), and Playaz Circle featuring Lil' Wayne and Ludacris ("Duffle Bag Boy"); Kanye West, Nelly, Common, Wyclef Jean (with DJ Drama, Alfamega and Busta Rhymes), and Soulja Boy also performed

Tuesday - April 15, 2008
11:15 am TCM Go, Johnny, Go! (1959) rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed looks for a talent contest's mysterious winner; stars Jimmy Clanton; with Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, etc.
3:45 pm TCM It's Trad, Dad! (1962) story of conflict between a small town mayor who wants the place to be culture conscious and the teenagers who are only interested in jazz and pop music; with Helen Shapiro, Acker Bilk, Chubby Checker, Del Shannon, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Gene Vincent, Eugene McDaniels, the original Dukes of Dixieland, Chris Barber, and many more

Thursday - April 24, 2008
9:00 pm SUND Iconoclasts Sundance series features two innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes; this episode features chef John Besh and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis; see more episodes/air dates

Saturday - April 26, 2008
8:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Wynton Marsalis, The Kooks, and Muse; watch video clips here

Sunday - April 27, 2008
8:00 am SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Wynton Marsalis, The Kooks, and Muse; watch video clips here
4:00 pm TCM The Glenn Miller Story (1954) film bio of bandleader Glenn Miller; cast includes Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, Barney Bigard, Trummy Young, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Frances Langford and Nino Tempo

Tuesday - April 29, 2008
5:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Wynton Marsalis, The Kooks, and Muse; watch video clips here

Thursday - May 1, 2008
9:00 am BET J Flow: Living in the Stream of Music Grammy-nominated documentary follows film composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard as he performs on four continents with his band of amazingly talented musicians
9:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Wynton Marsalis, The Kooks, and Muse; watch video clips here

Friday - May 2, 2008
6:15 pm TCM Pennies From Heaven (1936) a singer gets mixed up with a grieving family and a haunted house; stars Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows and Louis Armstrong, who performs "Skeleton in the Closet"
1:30 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); backing up Satchmo are Billy Kyle, Barrett Deems, Edmond Hall, Arvell Shaw and Trummy Young

Saturday - May 3, 2008
8:00 pm WYES 12 Hello, Dolly! (1969) Jerry Herman musical starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau; cast also includes Louis Armstrong, who performs a rousing rendition of the title tune with Streisand
10:10 pm WYES 12 American Experience: New Orleans film offers a portrait of New Orleans that explores its unique and distinctive culture and illuminates its central place on the American landscape; with Leah Chase, Teddy Pierre, members of Krewe du Vieux, and Irvin Mayfield, who is also featured on the soundtrack

Sunday - May 4, 2008
2:30 pm HDnet Earth vs The Radiators - Live at Tipitina's seminal New Orleans rock band the Radiators celebrate 25 years of their unique brand of rock, soul and funk; taped 01/31/2004 at Tipitina's
7:00 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
11:00 pm WYES 12 The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, Terry Flettrich Rohe, along with Bob and Jan Carr, discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl

Tuesday - May 6, 2008
11:37 pm NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien actor Jason Lee; musical guest Galactic featuring Chali 2na (check local listings!)

Sunday - May 11, 2008
10:00 am WYES 12 Hello, Dolly! (1969) Jerry Herman musical starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau; cast also includes Louis Armstrong, who performs a rousing rendition of the title tune with Streisand

Monday - May 12, 2008
4:00 pm SYN Oprah Winfrey Oprah presents the world's smartest kids -- scheduled guests include 10 year-old Zydeco accordion prodigy Guyland Leday (check local listings for station and time)

Wednesday - May 14, 2008
10:00 pm WYES 12 Hello, Dolly! (1969) Jerry Herman musical starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau; cast also includes Louis Armstrong, who performs a rousing rendition of the title tune with Streisand

Sunday - May 18, 2008
12:00 pm WYES 12 The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown New Orleans from notables including author Anne Rice, musician Deacon John Moore, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, society columnist Nell Nolan, singer Irma Thomas, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute Director Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel and Councilman Oliver Thomas
6:00 pm ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition the team surprises the Usea family of Westwego, LA, and the Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in New Orleans, with the news that they'll be rebuilding the Useas' homes as well as the church in just seven days; after the completion of the church, Irma Thomas performs "Singing Hallelujah" in its new sanctuary; she is accompanied by Hammond B-3 organist Dwight Franklin and pianist Diane Peterson, from the historic New Orleans First African Baptist Church
11:00 pm WYES 12 The Nightlife That Was WYES documentary looks back at New Orleans night time haunts of the recent past, such as the Blue Room, the Swan Room, Bourbon Street (where Frogman Henry played for 20 years, and Al Hirt and Pete Fountain both owned clubs), The Warehouse, Beverly Dinner Playhouse, Dew Drop Inn, CYO dances (where Dr. John & Frankie Ford entertained the bobby socks crowd), etc; interviews include Jimmy Anselmo, Hank Staples, Frankie Ford, A.J. Loria, Dr. John, Deacon John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Bobby Marchan, and many more

Monday - May 19, 2008
10:30 pm WYES 12 That's Entertainment! II (1976) classic musical numbers and comedy bits from MGM films, with clips of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, etc.

Monday - May 26, 2008
2:00 am GSN What's My Line? panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Steve Allen; mystery guest Louis Armstrong (originally aired on 03/14/1954)

Friday - May 30, 2008
6:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live - BBQ Across America Emeril cooks up America's BBQ favorites; musical guest Kermit Ruffins performs (rerun)

Sunday - June 1, 2008
2:30 am GSN I've Got A Secret host: Steve Allen; panel: Betsy Palmer, Bess Myerson, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen; guest Louis Armstrong; Peter Davis - Armstrong's first music teacher at the New Orleans Colored Waif's home - also appears on the show (originally aired on 12/27/1965)

Tuesday - June 3, 2008
9:00 am SUND Saving Jazz (2006)

additional air dates
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

Wednesday - June 4, 2008
6:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live - Back to New Orleans Emeril and special guest John Boutte drum up a classic New Orleans festival for your taste buds; recipes include Italian salad, "Debris" Poboys, Redfish Courtbouillon, Creole White Beans with Shrimps and New Orleans style calas (Rice Beignets)

Wednesday - June 11, 2008
12:15 pm TCM The Rat Race (1960) a musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer; stars Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis and Don Rickles, with appearances by Sam Butera and Gerry Mulligan; check out the CD Sam Butera and the Witnesses Play Music from The Rat Race

Saturday - June 14, 2008
12:00 pm SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Dr. John, LeAnn Rimes and Massive Attack; Dr. John's band includes John Fohl, Dave Barard and Herman Ernest; watch video clips here

Sunday - June 15, 2008
9:00 am SUND Live from Abbey Road performance and interview series taped at London's Abbey Road Studios; this episode features Wynton Marsalis, The Kooks, and Muse; watch video clips here

Tuesday - June 17, 2008
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman Steve Carell; Lance Armstrong; musical guest Dr. John and the Lower 911 (check local listings for start time)

Friday - June 20, 2008
11:05 pm ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show host Regis Philbin; musical guest Lil' Wayne (check local listings for start time)

Tuesday - June 24, 2008
9:00 am SUND Saving Jazz (2006)

additional air dates
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
7:00 pm BET BET Awards '08 airs live from Los Angeles; nominees with local ties include Trin-i-tee 5:7 (Best Gospel Artist), Lil' Wayne (Best Male Hip Hop Artist), and DJ Khaled (Best Collaboration); scheduled performers include Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Lil' Wayne, Usher, and Nelly

Thursday - June 26, 2008
2:00 am SUND Iconoclasts Sundance series features two innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes; this episode features chef John Besh and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis; see more episodes/air dates

Friday - June 27, 2008
5:00 pm SUND Iconoclasts Sundance series features two innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes; this episode features chef John Besh and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis; see more episodes/air dates

Saturday - June 28, 2008
8:00 am SUND Iconoclasts Sundance series features two innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes; this episode features chef John Besh and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis; see more episodes/air dates

Monday - June 30, 2008
3:00 pm SUND Saving Jazz (2006)

additional air dates
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

Friday - July 4, 2008
7:00 pm PBS A Capitol Fourth annual holiday special airs live from Washington, D.C.; Huey Lewis and the News, Taylor Hicks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hayley Westenra and Harolyn Blackwell will perform a selection of patriotic and celebratory music with the National Symphony Orchestra

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