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Best Band in the Land
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK
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10/13/2010
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Music during WWII played an important role in boosting morale and uniting the country

 


MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Best Band in the Land

Aired October 13, 2010 at 8 PM on CPTV (Check Listings)

Episode Two, Best Band in the Land, examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies, and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.

ORIGINAL PBS BROADCAST: October 13, 2010 at 8 PM


 
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