When Irish Eyes are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars Premieres Saturday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. on CPTV

Release Date: 03/12/2010

Rebroadcast To Air on Sunday, March 14 at 12 noon

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) airs the CPTV premiere of the When Irish Eyes are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars on Saturday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. The special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, March 14 at 12 noon.
 
A part of the popular My Music series, When Irish Eyes are Smiling provides a nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s, with long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from – and inspired by – the country of Ireland.
 
The program appropriately opens on the streets of Dublin with the legendary crooner Bing Crosby offering a pair of Irish standards: “Molly Malone” and “McNamara’s Band.” Other popular performers on the program include Carmel Quinn, Pat O’Brien, Dennis Day, Morton Downey, Paul O’Keefe, Dorothy Hayden’s Irish Steppers, Pat Rooney and the Irish Rovers. 
 
Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke, When Irish Eyes are Smiling is a reminder of the warm personalities and enchanting sounds that have traveled from Ireland to become enduring favorites in America.
 
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. 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 (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live, hosted by John Dankosky. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org. 
 
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