Topic: New CNN Series Tonight / Sound Tracks - Songs That Defined History
Begins tonight (Thursday 4/20/17) 10PM ET / 7PM PT (Repeat at 1 AM ET / 10 PM PT))
ABOUT THE SHOW (8 Episodes)
There are moments in history that shape our lives, and there are songs that define those moments. The new CNN Original Series Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History, from Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson, will explore the music that is tied to iconic moments in history, and the impact of that music on our society. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina, music has played an integral part in celebrating, criticizing, amplifying and ultimately defining these seismic events in our collective history. Thursdays at 10P ET/PT on CNN.
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
The episode explores the music that kept the spirit of the civil rights movement alive following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.
Following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, songs like Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” took on a new and heightened meaning and politically charged country music took center stage.
KENT STATE & THE VIETNAM WAR
Following the killings of four Kent State University students during anti-Vietnam War protests, politically driven songs from Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and others became popular.
Following Hurricane Katrina, international artists from U2 to Kanye West joined New Orleans musicians in benefit concerts to help ensure the city’s rich traditions survived.
THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
The episode charts the course of the Cold War in Berlin through music revealing how it helped to sow the seeds of rebellion.
THE MOON LANDING
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moonwalk inspired musicians from David Bowie and the Byrds to Parliament-Funkadelic and Sun Ra to imagine a cosmic future for mankind.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Billie Jean King’s win against Bobby Riggs in their famous tennis match was a galvanizing moment for the women’s movement and ushered in music that delivered messages of female empowerment.
THE STONEWALL RIOTS
The episode tracks the beginning of the gay rights movement in America following the riots at Stonewall Inn and how music has played a vital role in celebrating and preaching tolerance of the LGBT community.
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