The Best Superstar Pairings in Music History are Featured in THE GREATEST DUETS: IT TAKES TWO

Release Date: 08/04/2011

Premieres Saturday, August 6 at 9 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

HARTFORD, Conn (August 4, 2011) – Some of the most memorable hit songs over the past forty years have been duets. On Saturday, August 6 at 9 p.m., Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) premieres the new special, The Greatest Duets: It Takes Two. Hosted by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, the program showcases twelve of the greatest duets in music history, taking a nostalgic look back at the songs and superstar pairings from classic music videos and television performances.

The Greatest Duets: It Takes Two features an extraordinary line-up of famous performances, including Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell with their passionate “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough;” Elton John and Kiki Dee’s classic “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart;” “Up Where We Belong,” the Academy Award-winning best original song for An Officer and a Gentleman by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes and many more. These duets display a good deal of versatility as some of the performers paired together are from different genres of music, making for an even more interesting sound quality to the song. For example, country singer Kenny Rogers sings with pop star Sheena Easton in their rendition of Bob Segar classic “We’ve Got Tonight.”

In The Greatest Duets: It Takes Two, viewers can enjoy an evening of classic hit songs and some of the best superstar pairings in music history.

About Connecticut Public Television

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 220,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CTSN, Connecticut’s first-ever 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school and college sports. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit cptv.org

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