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Season 30, Episode 9 The Great American Songbook

First Aired: March 1, 2003

“The Great American Songbook,” covering standards from the 1890s to the 1950s, includes movie clips of Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Alice Faye, Kate Smith, Doris Day, Ethel Waters, Frank Sinatra, Fanny Brice and Al Jolson. Also: footage of composers (including Irving Berlin and Cole Porter). Michael Feinstein is the host.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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