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Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Season 3 episodes

On the Air Season 3, Episode 3

The role that radio played in making music stars is recalled in the Season 3 finale, which features clips of such classic entertainers as Bing Crosby, Cab Calloway and Kate Smith. Feinstein also visits with Rose Marie, who began her career as a child singer; learns about the intersection of classical and popular music from violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk, who perform together; and discusses his duet with Rosemary Clooney after discovering a lost radio program that featured her. read more

Let's Dance Season 3, Episode 2

The link between music and choreography is explored through rare footage of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly (from his Broadway debut in "Pal Joey") and Cyd Charisse's first TV performance. Liza Minnelli reflects on Astaire and Kelly, both of whom she knew. Michael Feinstein also performs "Change Partners," "Singin' in the Rain," "Shall We Dance" and "Let's Face the Music and Dance." read more

Show Tunes Season 3, Episode 1

The Season 3 opener spotlights American musicals with help from Stephen Sondheim, who shares film of the original Broadway production of "Follies"; Christine Ebersole, who sings classic show tunes; and Angela Lansbury, who reflects on her Broadway career, including her stints in "Mame," "Sweeney Todd" and "Gypsy." Feinstein also discusses his friendship with with Ira Gershwin and performs "Lullaby of Broadway," "Let Me Entertain You" and "No One Is Alone." read more

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Premiered: October 06, 2010, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A history of American popular music through the eyes of vocalist Michael Feinstein, featuring his interpretations of classic songs, stories of the songwriters and entertainers he's worked with. The series follows him on tour and into attics, basements and flea markets in search of treasures from the bygone age, and includes audio and film footage, as well as past and present performances of songs.

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