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2010 Blues Music Awards
NCRM Freedom Award 2014

 

Highlights from The National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Award ceremony held in Memphis, Tennessee on December 2, 2014. This year’s honorees are Charlayne Hunter-Gault, highly acclaimed global civil rights journalist; Tom Brokaw, long-time NBC News anchor; Robert Moses, award-winning educator and civil rights movement organizer; and Frank Robinson, trailblazing professional baseball player and manager. A special award is also presented to Beverly Robertson, who is stepping down as President of the National Civil Rights Museum after 17 years. The Master of Ceremony is Michael Eric Dyson.

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Alabama: Hymns and Gospel Favorites

 

One of the most acclaimed country bands of all time, Alabama celebrate their love for gospel music in this collection of songs of faith including “Church in the Wildwood,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and the new “Angels Among Us.” Although they typically perform in large arenas, Randy, Teddy and Jeff gather friends and family for an intimate concert at home for Hymns & Gospel Favorites.

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2015 Blues Music Awards

 

The Blues Music Awards presentations and musical performances from the 36th annual Blues Awards held in Memphis, TN in May of 2015. This program features many nominee performances as well as appearances by Blues Hall of Fame members, including Keb Mo’, Elvis Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite.

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To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America

 

TO CATCH A DOLLAR: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the U.S. Witness the birth of Grameen America and the compelling stories of the first women borrowers; from the challenges they face to the successes they achieve. These inspiring entrepreneurs learn to rise from poverty by starting and growing their own sustainable businesses with the education, peer-support, and non-collateral microloans they receive. This film has been screened at film festivals all over the world.

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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.

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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.

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Burt Wolf

 

Burt looks at some of the Nobel Peace Prize winners and talks to Prem Rawat about ancient and funny stories that can teach us how to practice peace in our own lives and in the world around us.

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Classic Gospel

 

The CLASSIC GOSPEL series from Gaither Music offers the same homecoming concert experiences audiences have enjoyed for many seasons. Each season features classic episodes dedicated to artists like Cliff Barrows, Marty Stuart, the Booth Brothers, and the Statler Brothers. Also included in this season are specials dedicated to patriotic hymns and Bill Gaither’s favorite country gospel tunes.

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TN Ernie Ford: Amazing Grace

 

Tennessee Ernie Ford has remained one of the most popular and beloved entertainers America and the world has ever known. Through an unparalleled career in radio, records, and television, he left an incredible legacy through his accomplishments, awards, and honors. Tennessee Ernie Ford: Amazing Grace is a new music special presenting some of his best performances.

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New Madrid:
The Earthquakes of 1811 – 1812

 

Beginning in 1811 and lasting through part of 1812, one of North America's strongest earthquake sequences struck the western frontier of the United States. However, this wasn't California, but the Mississippi River Valley – what is now the country's heartland. Some of these quakes were felt a thousand miles away and created Reelfoot, Tennessee's largest natural lake.

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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.

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