‘Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime,’ a showcase of the accomplished composer/lyricist, highlighting 60 years of popular songs, including those written with his late brother, Robert B. Sherman, will make its television debut on PBS SoCal, Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 pm PST. It is expected to run in other major markets as well, though dates have yet to be announced. The tribute is a one-hour studio performance with Sherman at the piano telling tales behind the music, singing songs and performing with friends: Broadway star Ashley Brown, acclaimed stage performers Juliana Hansen and Wesley Alfvin and The Barbershop Quartet (Jim Campbell, Jon Schoenherz, Drew Tablak and Wesley Alfvin ).
PBS and The American Experience have announced that their two-part, four hour documentary on Walt Disney will air on September 14 and September 15, 2015 at 9pm – 11 pm ET/PT. In addition, a trailer for the documentary has been released, which you can find embedded below
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part, four-hour film offers an unprecedented look at Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
PBS and the American Experience series have announced that they will premiere a new four hour, 2 night film titled Walt Disney in fall of 2015. Written by Mark Zwonitzer and produced and directed by Sarah Colt, the film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of Disney’s greatest films and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Imagineers who helped design Disneyland.
Acclaimed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the PBS series “NOVA scienceNOW” and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, taped a segment of the PBS series Oct. 9, 2009 in the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Joining Tyson for the taping was beloved Disney character Pluto, for an episode that focuses on the dwarf planet of the same name. Tyson, who authored a book entitled “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet,” was at the center of the controversy surrounding the planetary status of Pluto. A frequent guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report,” Tyson attributed the public outcry over the dwarf planet’s demotion to America’s love of the Disney character.