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))

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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.

SEPTEMBER 11TH.
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.

HURRICANE KATRINA
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.

"Bill Schechner has found one young man to busy for fantasy ... he's living it!"
"Why don't you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number and make that a little louder?" Marty DiBergi
Lamarr (bellhop): "We have movie stars in my hotel!" Faye: "They're musicians, actually." Lamarr: "Even better!" (That Thing You Do!)
JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

Re: New CNN Series Tonight / Sound Tracks - Songs That Defined History

Thanks for the heads up....saw part of the first one before I feel asleep. I was interesting and informative. I liked thepart about Nina Simone...my niece Lina Simone is named after her.She's about 6 and does like to sing smile
Anyway hopefully its on demand or airing again..
pretty cool it was produced by Dwayne Johnson

Re: New CNN Series Tonight / Sound Tracks - Songs That Defined History

You know I was quite disappointed with the show overall. It's like they took a page out of Canadian shows on 'music'. A whole lot of chin wagging and very little music. I realize some of the events are monumental in scope and don't want to belittle that aspect in any way. But if ya got a show on music then as Frank Zappa was fond of saying... well, most of you know what he would have said.

It's called soundtracks-songs that defined history. So play music. Sorry just my two cents,