Today (April 20), CNN will air the first in a series of eight episodes entitled “Soundtracks.” Each episode will address the music around a pivotal event in U.S. history. In the first, the event is the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King. The focus of the second will be the destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. For a full listing, go to the CNN website http://cnnsoundtracks.com/#/episodes.
Next month, PBS will start an “American Epic” series. It will begin on Tuesday May 16 and a new episode will air each following Tuesday until June 6. For more information, go to the PBS website http://www.pbs.org/americanepic/. Quoting the first paragraph: