The Great American Songbook
Aired Wednesday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. on CPTV
Throughout a long golden era, the American movie musical transformed Hollywood into a Mecca for the biggest singing stars and leading songwriters of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. Hosted by Michael Feinstein, The Great American Songbook offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made.
With stars ranging from Al Jolson to Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra, and sounds from the Gilded Age to New Orleans jazz to Broadway musicals, The Great American Songbook tells the story of the first 50 years of American popular music.