Season 30, Episode 5 Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit
First Aired: September 17, 2005
A benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Slated to appear: Wynton Marsalis; Elvis Costello; Diana Krall; Paul Simon; Bette Midler; James Taylor; McCoy Tyner; Cassandra Wilson; Buckwheat Zydeco; Terence Blanchard; Cyrus Chestnut; Peter Cincotti; Paquito D'Rivera; Jon Hendricks; Abbey Lincoln; Dianne Reeves; Marcus Roberts. Also featured: Ken Burns, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Bill Cosby.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)