Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on the silver screen. This special features classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore’s critical role as TV’s first independent career woman.
Enjoy an inspiring tribute to the power of mentoring and the vital role it plays in passing on our artistic cultural heritage from one generation to the next. The documentary features acclaimed artists across the disciplines, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Redford, Rosie Perez, Bill T. Jones, Frank Gehry, John Guare and Kathleen Turner working with some of the nation’s most talented students selected by the National YoungArts Foundation. BECOMING AN ARTIST is a celebration of our cultural vitality and the need to ensure its continuance.
This all-star concert salutes The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator award winners. Honorees include Ruth Brown, John Cage, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and more.
Drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases artists performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert, taped in Miami, features live performances of Jackson hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.” Among the performers are Jon Secada, Angel Lopez, Michael Stuart, Obie Bermúdez, Jennifer Peña and Kevin Ceballo.
Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo, Neil Young and more pay tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) celebrates Downton Abbey with a special program offering insight into the making of the award- winning series, a look back with the cast at their favorite moments and a behind-the-scenes peek with the crew on set.
Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned and new artists. The performance, a White House partnership with the Smithsonian, airs from the East Room.
This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews, and includes never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from throughout his career. Featured interviews include remembrances from Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Penny Marshall, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Still, Jimmie Walker and many others.
Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic celebrate the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra with a star-studded concert event featuring Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters and Sting. Seth MacFarlane hosts.
Tony Conjugacion pays tribute to his musical influences in this special. This kanikapila is a historic occasion captured by the cameras in the PBS Hawaii studio.