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National WKNO Productions

PBS Stations: For programming and scheduling questions, contact Debi Robertson at
(901) 729-8765 or drobertson@wkno.org. For questions related to publicity and promotion, contact Teri Sullivan at (901) 729-8735 or tlsullivan@wkno.org.


2010 Blues Music Awards
2010 Blues Music Awards

 

Presentations and musical performances from the 31st Blues Music Awards held in Memphis, TN in May 2010. This annual event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.







30th Annual Blues Awards

 

The 30th Annual Blues Awards (2009), produced by the Blues Foundation and held in Memphis, brings together blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world. Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.







Garden Smart

 

Each week GardenSMART features an expert horticulturist from fantastic garden locations who shares their knowledge and gardening experiences which provides our audience a wide range of practical, helpful advice. GardenSMART is a "hands in the dirt" experience. Topics addressed each week are varied, timely and cutting edge. Whether an experienced or novice gardener tune in each week for innovative as well as time tested gardening ideas designed to help you GardenSMART.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.





I AM A MAN

 

The Emmy-Award-winning documentary I Am A Man: From Memphis, A Lesson in Life follows 77-year-old Elmore Nickleberry, still on the job as a sanitation worker some 40 years after striking for better working conditions. Presented by the Memphis Tourism Educational Foundation, I Am A Man: From Memphis, A Lesson in Life is produced in association with Old Bridge Media, Running Pony Productions and Ten-out-of-Ten Productions.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.




The Statler Brothers
Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers

 

From the creators of Classic Gospel, a new music special entitled THE GOSPEL MUSIC OF THE STATLER BROTHERS highlights the gospel roots of the country music superstars, through interviews, photographs, and and performances., The Statler Brothers are one of the few groups to be inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.






SUN STUDIO SESSIONS

 

SUN STUDIO SESSIONS features today’s best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  In addition to a live musical performance, each half-hour-long episode includes the artists' personal stories behind their songs and music.

Video clips and other information are available on the program web site at http://www.sunstudio.com/sessions.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.





A Young Elvis with Guitar
Love Me Tender -
The Love Songs of Elvis

 

A new documentary looks at the romantic side of Elvis Presley's music. Narrated by Ashley Judd, this program presents Elvis as you’ve never seen him.

Love Me Tender - The Love Songs of Elvis is produced by Coming Home Television Productions, in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises – the same people who brought public television viewers He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley and ELVIS LIVES: The 25th Anniversary Concert.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.






Winslow Homer
Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude
 

Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude: A look into the life and work of one of the greatest American artists of his time (1836-1910). Two one-hour programs chronicle Winslow Homer's evolution from wood-engraver to Harper's Weekly illustrator to an innovative watercolorist best known for his evocative oil paintings. Noted artists and scholars describe a man who lived in the midst of a lively and cosmopolitan New York City art scene, but gradually withdrew from public life, earning him the reputation as the great recluse of American art.

Program details and promotional materials are available from APT.

 





Burt Wolf

 

Burt Wolf's Travels & Traditions. In this series, Burt Wolf travels throughout the world looking at the history, culture, customs, foods, festivals, and tourist attractions of some of the world's most interesting locations. Production has taken place in Ireland, Austria, Northern Spain, Atlantic City, Italy, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

WKNO is the presenting station for all of Burt Wolf's popular programs about food, people and places, including Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom, Burt Wolf: Gatherings and Celebrations, Burt Wolf: Local Flavors, and Burt Wolf: What We Eat. More information about Burt Wolf and his programs are available at burtwolf.com.





Classic Gospel

 

From the creators of Classic Gospel, a new music special entitled A CLASSIC GOSPEL SPECIAL – A TENT REVIVAL HOMECOMING was filmed on the magnificent grounds of the Billy Graham Library and spotlights more than 140 of gospel music’s most beloved artists celebrating a time-honored tradition that has impacted countless lives.

Please note, Classic Gospel showcases the talents and traditions of American gospel music in performance. WKNO and NETA have worked to insure that this series promotes no specific religion or denomination. www.gaithernet.com

 





Elvis

 

He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley
Long before Elvis was heralded as the king of rock 'n' roll, he was a faithful fan of gospel music. Although it was instrumental in shaping his spiritual life as well as his career, no documentary has truly chronicled this facet of his life — until now. He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley features more than thirty of Elvis's gospel recordings and never-before-seen footage. Filled with personal stories by those who knew him well, this program goes behind the scenes of Elvis's career.

Program details and promotional materials are available from NETA.





LIVE! Beale Street
on New Years

 

This special live event provides a unique look at the rich history of Beale Street through video segments, live interviews and, of course, the live view from Beale Street itself. The broadcast includes a traditional countdown to midnight with fireworks and the dropping of the Giant Guitar. For promotional materials for station use, please contact Teri Sullivan at 901-729-8735 or tlsullivan@wkno.org

     
   

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