Tin Pan Alley

9:00pm

Mon December 24, 2012
Holiday Special

The Great American Songbook

Airs Monday, December 24 at 9:00 p.m. What makes a song last? Join host Philip Furia for an enduring body of holiday songs, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers in styles that range from jazz to blues, rock to country. Hear the stories behind the songs, and hear familiar artists singing them. The program shows how the Great American Songbook came into being during the first half of the 20th century through the interplay of the sheet-music publishing industry known as "Tin Pan Alley," the Broadway musical, the emergence of radio in the 1920s, the advent of sound movies, and the creation of a jazz.

5:00am

Mon December 24, 2012
Holiday Special

The Great American Songbook

Airs Monday, December 24 at 9:00 p.m. What makes a song last? Join host Philip Furia for an enduring body of holiday songs, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers in styles that range from jazz to blues, rock to country. Hear the stories behind the songs, and hear familiar artists singing them. The program shows how the Great American Songbook came into being during the first half of the 20th century through the interplay of the sheet-music publishing industry known as "Tin Pan Alley," the Broadway musical, the emergence of radio in the 1920s, the advent of sound movies, and the creation of a jazz.

10:39am

Fri September 28, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: Summing up his love for the Deep South

The late commentator Archie McDonald often expressed his strong bond with his Nacogdoches kin. Over the years, he introduced us to many characters. But McDonald loved the Deep South. He grew up here, and knew its history through and through as a scholar and Regents Professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University. This is his tidy Top 10 list about life in the South.

10:52am

Fri June 15, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: A Top 10 on living in the South

Commentator Archie McDonald waxes sentimental over sweet tea and air conditioning, among other high points of Southern living.