Tune in for a holiday celebration as KAMU is back with another TV Pledge Drive. From Nov. 24-Dec. 3, check out a collection of programs filled with music, travel and new knowledge.
With so much to celebrate this holiday season, we want to take the time to thank you, our viewers. It is with your support that KAMU is able to bring meaningful stories to television screens and radio speakers all year long.
Continue reading to learn about some of the programs you can expect for this upcoming TV Pledge Drive.
A “Jam”-packed Pledge Drive
Be on the lookout for a full lineup of fun music programs to jam out to all week long. Here are just a few that will air during our Pledge Drive:
Great Performances: Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway’s Best
The week kicks off with a truly one-of-a-kind special. “Great Performances: Celebrating 50 Years of Broadway’s Best” showcases many of the special compositions and talent that have crossed Broadway’s stages since 1973.
Hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster in the David H. Koch Theater of Lincoln Center, you can watch as familiar faces celebrate a wide collection of music from Stephen Sondheim to Duke Ellington. Hear familiar pieces from shows you know and love, like “Chicago,” “Waitress,” “Jelly’s Last Jam” and many more.
Whether you’re a show tune enthusiast or general music lover, you can sing along to this festive program on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.
Yacht Rock Revue: 70s and 80s Hits
This fall weather may have us reaching for our flannel pajamas or warm, fluffy socks. But during this Pledge Drive, KAMU will make you feel like it’s a bright, hot summer day with this show.
“Yacht Rock Revue: 70s and 80s Hits” takes viewers back to the golden age of the genre. Watch as the band plays classics from musicians like Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and more.
See how the breezy sounds of yacht rock are showcased in this special program on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m.
The Highwaymen: Live at Nassau Coliseum
Four men who made an ever-lasting impact on country music both together and apart. Watch “The Highwaymen: Live at Nassau Coliseum” for a true blast from the past performance.
Originally recorded in 1990, see Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson take the stage to sing some of their most beloved hits.
You can tune in to this performance from “The Highwaymen” on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10:30 p.m.
Have weekend plans? You can also watch the special when it re-airs on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Go behind the scenes with “All Creatures Great & Small”
Curl up with your favorite blanket and warm cup of cocoa as the cast and crew of one of KAMU’s most popular programs, “All Creatures Great & Small,” take you behind the scenes of their previous holiday specials. Hear from each of the actors as they describe their process of bringing this beloved story to life for the holiday season. With never-before-seen footage and tours of the show’s notable sets, tune in to “All Creatures Great & Small: Christmas in the Dales” on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 p.m. for this festive celebration.
Travel the world with Rick Steves
Take a journey far and wide with Rick Steves during KAMU’s TV Pledge Drive. On Nov. 26 at 6 p.m., tune in to “Rick Steves’ Why We Travel.” In this special, Steves takes a step back from his adventures to answer the question: why is traveling so valuable to the human experience? Hear his stories from previous trips that celebrate all there is to gain from a life of traveling the world.
Later in the week, watch “Rick Steves’ European Christmas” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. Steves takes viewers back in time in this holiday special to explore the history of the Christmas season across Europe. Travel through England, Norway and France as he discovers the original stories of St. Nicholas, the “Twelve Days of Christmas” and so much more.
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Thank you and Happy Holidays!