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.