Rock and Roll; Respect
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- Rock and Roll
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This ten-part series, explores the musical styles, influences, and complex creative processes that have allowed rock to endure, from its renegade beginnings in the 1950s to the 1990s. From performers to producers, songwriters to studio engineers, session musicians to disk jockeys, ROCK & ROLL is an extensively researched and revealing history built on stories from and about the innovators who defined the music that has rocked the nation and the world for 40 years. 101 RENEGADES - THIS EPISODE INTRODUCES VIEWERS TO THE PIONEERS OF ROCK. THE SERIES TRAVELS SOUTHERN BACKROADS TO NEW ORLEANS, MEMPHIS AND NASHVILLE AND THEN MOVES NORTH TO CHICAGO, INTERVIEWING LITTLE RICHARD, BO DIDDLEY, CHUCK BERRY, JERRY LEE LEWIS, PIONEER DISC JOCKEY HOSS ALLEN AND PRODUCERS DAVE BARTHOLOMEW, SAM PHILLIPS, AND PHIL AND MARSHALL CHESS ALONG THE WAY. THESE MUSICAL RENEGADES OF THE '50'S REVEAL HOW THEY BORROWED FROM RHYTHM AND BLUES, COUNTRY, GOSPEL, AND JAZZ TO CREATE A WHOLE NEW SOUND - ROCK AND ROLL. 102 IN THE GROOVE - REPORTS ON THE YEARS BETWEEN ELVIS AND THE BEATLES, WHEN THE HIT SINGLE BECAME AN INTRICATELY CRAFTED WORK OF ART, AND PRODUCERS, SONGWRITERS AND MUSICIANS CREATED STUDIO MAGIC. IN INTERVIEWS WITH JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER, BEN E. KING, BRIAN WILSON, CAROLE KING, SONNY BONO AND "KING OF THE SURF GUITAR" DICK DALE, AMONG OTHERS, THIS HOUR RECOUNTS THE ERA OF SWEET SOUL AND GIRL GROUPS WHEN A NEW ROCK GENIUS REIGNED: THE PRODUCER. 103 SHAKESPEARES IN THE ALLEY - THIS EPISODE LOOKS AT THE TOWERING INFLUENCES OF BOB DYLAN AND THE BEATLES ON ROCK AND ROLL AND AT THE BRIEF BUT INFLUENTIAL FLOWERING OF "FOLK ROCK" INSPIRED BY THE DYLAN/BEATLES AXIS IN THE MID-60'S. THIS EPISODE ALSO INCLUDES FOOTAGE OF DYLAN AND THE FAB FOUR AND INTERVIEWS WITH BEATLES PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN, KEY DYLAN SESSION MUSICIAN AL KOOPER, PETER YARROW OF PETER, PAUL AND MARY, ROGER MCGUINN AND DAVID CROSBY OF THE BYRDS, AND POET ALLEN GINSBERG. 104 RESPECT - THIS EPISODE CHRONICLES THE TRANSFORMATION OF BLACK GOSPEL MUSIC INTO A DEFINING SOUND FOR ALL AMERICANS AND EXAMINES SOUL MUSIC'S ROLE IN THE SIMULTANEOUS QUEST FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN EQUALITY IN THE '60S. ON HAND TO TELL THE TALE: BERRY GORDY, JR., RAY CHARLES, MARTHA REEVES, MARY WILSON, BOOKER T. AND THE MGS, WILSON PICKETT, MAXINE POWELL OF THE MOTOWN "CHARM SCHOOL," MOTOWN CHOREOGRAPHER CHOLLY ATKINS, AND MANY MORE. THE HOUR JOURNEYS FROM DETROIT'S MOTOWN RECORDS TO STAX RECORDS IN MEMPHIS. LAST STOP: THE FAME STUDIO IN MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA, WHERE ARETHA FRANKLIN, A DETROIT PREACHER'S DAUGHTER, MADE MUSICAL MAGIC 105 CROSSROADs - THIS EPISODE TRACES THE BLUES - ANOTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION THAT CHANGED THE SOUND OF ROCK AND ROLL - FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO CHICAGO TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHERE THIS EARTHLY, RICH SOUND INSPIRED A HOST OF YOUNG BRITISH MUSICIANS BORED WITH THE POP MUSIC OF THE DAY. VAN MORRISON, ERIC BURDON OF THE ANIMALS, ERIC CLAPTON, JOHN MAYALL, KEITH RICHARDS AND BILL WYMAN OF THE ROLLING STONES, AND JEFF BECK TELL HOW THEIR STATESIDE HITS INTRODUCED AMERICAN ROCK FANS TO THEIR OWN INDIGENOUS BLUES MASTERS, LIKE HOWLIN' WOLF AND JOHN LEE HOOKER. ALSO IN THIS HOUR, LED ZEPPELIN'S ROBERT PLANT AND JIMMY PAGE TALK ABOUT JIMI HENDRIX, THE DAWNING OF THE GUITAR HERO AND THE BIRTH OF HEAVY METAL. 106 BLUES IN TECHNICOLOR - THIS EPISODE TAKES VIEWERS ON A TRIP INTO THE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK WORLD OF THE LATE '60S AND EARLY '70S. USING INTERVIEWS WITH THE BYRDS, THE GRATEFUL DEAD, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND PINK FLOYD, THIS HOUR SHOWS HOW A BOHEMIAN FOLK CULTURE BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO SET OFF AN INTERNATIONAL EXPLOSION OF MUSICAL EXPERIMENTATION AND ECLECTICISM - MUCH OF IT DRUG-INSPIRED. 107 THE WILD SIDE - TOURS THROUGH THE ROCK AND ROLL THEATRICS OF THE '70S, WHEN PERFORMERS LIKE THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE DOORS AND DAVID BOWIE BROUGHT THE DECADENT DRAMAS OF LIFE IN THE UNDERGROUND INTO THE LIMELIGHT. TAKE A WALK DOWN THE DARKER SIDE OF THE STREET IN LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, DETROIT AND BERLIN WITH THE DOORS' RAY MANZAREK AND PRODUCER PAUL ROTHCHILD, LOU REED, IGGY POP, DAVID BOWIE, ALICE COOPER AND KISS' GENE SIMMONS AND PAUL STANLEY. 108 MAKE IT FUNKY - SOUL MUSIC STRETCHES TO CREATE A ROCK AND ROLL REVOLUTION IN RHYTHM AND ATTITUDE IN THE '70S. INNOVATORS JAMES BROWN, SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, GEORGE CLINTON AND FAMED BASS PLAYERS LARRY GRAHAM AND BOOTSY COLLINS TAKE VIEWERS ON A TOUR OF FUNK AS THE MUSIC BECOMES BOLDER AND MORE EXPRESSIVE OF THE REALITIES OF BLACK LIFE. FILMED IN NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO AND PHILADELPHIA, THE PROGRAM ALSO EXAMINES HOW FUNKY DANCE HITS BLAZED A MUSICAL TRAIL TO THE DISCO CRAZE OF THE LATE '70S. 109 PUNK - THIS EPISODE EXPLORES TWO LATE '70'S MUSICAL INNOVATIONS THAT SHAPED ROCK AND ROLL THROUGH THE NEXT DECADE: PUNK AND REGGAE. IN NEW YORK, MEMBERS OF BLONDIE, TALKING HEADS, TELEVISION AND THE RAMONES TELL HOW THEY INADVERTENTLY CREATED THE CYNICAL, URBAN, GRIPPED-DOWN SOUND THAT BECAME PUNK ROCK. IN LONDON, PUNK TAKES OFF WITH THE SEX PISTOLS, AND MEMBERS OF THE WAILERS AND THE CLASH RECALL HOW JAMAICAN REGGAE, ANOTHER MUSICAL FORM OF REBELLION, CROSSED INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES, DEEPLY INFLUENCING PUNK AND POP ROCK. 110 THE PERFECT BEAT - BEGINS AT A TIME WHEN MEGASTARS LIKE BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN, U2 AND METALLICA FILLED ARENAS AROUND THE WORLD AND MOVES ON TO CHRONICLE THE RISE OF A NEW MUSICAL FORM: RAP. FROM THE BRONX TO DETROIT, FROM CHICAGO TO MANCHESTER, ENGLAND; FROM GRANDMASTER FLASH TO RUN-DMC; FROM DE LA SOUL TO BRITISH INNOVATORS NEW ORDER TO THE BEASTIE BOYS, THE PROGRAM TRACES THE EVOLUTION OF THIS NEW SOUND IN THE'80S AND EARLY '90S. THE HOUR SHOWS HOW SUPERSTARS LIKE MADONNA AND PRINCE FOLDED RAP AND ITS FUNKY ELECTRONIC OFFSHOOTS, TECHNO AND HOUSE, INTO THEIR MUSIC, AND HOW MTV ULTIMATELY EMBRACED IT. AND THE BEAT GOES ON...
Series release date: 9/1995
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Series Description: Some of the most entertaining children's stories of all time are brought to life in the first-ever primetime animated series on PBS. Based on "The Book of Virtues," the best-selling anthology by William J. Bennett, each tale is introduced by two children -- 11-year-old Zach Nichols and 10-year-old Annie Redfeather -- and a group of talking animals. Many of Hollywood's top stars have lent their voices to the heroic characters and villains in the series, MORE including Irene Bedard, Ed Begley Jr., Tim Curry, Pam Dawber, John Forsythe, Mark Hamill, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence, Kathy Najimy, Julian Sands, George Segal, Charles Shaughnessy, Peter Strauss, Elijah Wood and Michael York. 101W --"WORK"/"HONESTY" This episode begins when a violent thunderstorm wrecks Plato's Peak. Everyone works together to clean up the debris -- except Socrates, who finds no virtue in work. Her friends at Plato's Peak offer several stories to bolster her courage so she can face the next big race. In the second half, Zach breaks one of his father's cameras. He concocts a story to escape blame. However, three cautionary tales he hears at Plato's Peak make him see the big picture and convince him to confront his father with the truth. 103W -- "RESPONSIBILITY"/"COMPASSION" In the first half of this episode, Annie disregards her vow to safely deliver her mother's cakes on her new bike. Tempted, she accepts Zach's challenge to a bike race. The resulting accident wrecks her new bike and the cakes, forcing Annie to think about the concept of responsibility. The second program focuses on an immigrant family who loses their home in a terrible fire. Plato and Aurora counter Zach's excuses not to get involved with several inspiring stories about the need for compassion. 105W -- "COURAGE"/"SELF-DISCIPLINE" The first half of this episode centers on Annie as she hits a hurdle and falls flat on her face during a track meet. The second half of this episode shows Zach getting into a heated argument with his mother when she refuses to advance him his allowance, prompting several stories from Plato and Aurora about the pitfalls of impatience and losing one's temper. 107W -- "Friendship"/"Loyalty" When Annie's new friend breaks her promise and chooses someone else to be her partner on a canoe trip, Annie's feelings are hurt, provoking a discussion about the meaning of friendship. Stories: "Waukewa's Eagle," "Why Frog and Snake Don't Play Together" and "Damon & Pythias." In the second episode, Zach accidentally breaks a memorial plaque in an overgrown park. His elderly friend is angered and Zach doesn't understand why. Plato helps Zach solve the mystery by telling several stories about loyalty. Stories: "Yudisthira at Heaven's Gate," "The Cap That Mother Made" and "Queen Esther." 109W -- "Respect"/"Faith" When Zach and Annie are rude to a friendly junkyard man who is helping them build a go-cart, Plato is concerned and tells several stories about respect. Stories: "Diamonds and Toads," "Please" and "The Bell of Atri." In part two, when Annie's elderly friend and neighbor dies suddenly, Annie questions the use of faith and the virtues it inspires. Stories: "Daniel in the Lion's Den," "The 23rd Psalm" and "Harriet Tubman." 111W -- "Humility/Generosity" When Annie wins the class presidency the power goes to her head, prompting several stories from Plato and the gang about the merits of humility. Stories: "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Phaeton," "The Serenity Prayer" and "King Canute at the Seashore." In the second part, Zach and Annie collect canned goods for a local shelter. Plato realizes that the kids are more concerned about getting recognition than for actually helping people. Stories: "Rocking Horse Land," "Old Mr. Rabbit's Thanksgiving Dinner," "Count That Day Lost" and "The Gift of the Magi." 113W -- "PERSEVERANCE"/"HONESTY" (SEE SCHEDULE NOTE) When Plato discovers that Zach and Annie have given up guitar and karate lessons, he takes them on a hike to the top of Plato's Peak. Along the way, Annie and Zach discover various objects, prompting severe stories from Plato and Aurora about the importance of perseverance. Zach breaks one of his fathers cameras, and concocts a story to escape blame. However, three cautionary tales he hears at Plato's Peak make him see the big picture and convince him to confront his father with the truth. SCHEDULE NOTE: THE SECOND PART OF #113(W) IS "HONESTY" WHICH ORIGINALLY AIRED AS PART OF #101W ON 9/2/96. 200 series: Some of Hollywood's top stars who have lent their voices to the heroic characters and villains in the 200 series are Scott Bakula, Dean Cain, Eriq La Salle, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ricardo Montalban and Lou Diamond Phillips. 201 -- "Trustworthiness" Zach eagerly volunteers to help with the preparations for a reception for his college football idol. But when he's asked to clean up the auditorium, Zach backs out, prompting stories from Aurora and Plato about what it means to be trustworthy. Stories: "The Bear and the Travelers" and "The Knights of the Silver Screen." 202 -- "Determination" Zach and Annie take off on a biking trail through the woods, resolved to finish before sundown. But when Zach has an accident and sprains his ankle, he and Annie tell each other stories to bolster their determination to get out of the forest before nightfall. Stories: "Proteus" and "Jinkyswoitmaya." 203 -- "Integrity" Annie's handmade weather vanes are selling like crazy, so she cuts a few corners to produce them faster to keep up with demand. When the weather vanes begin to fall apart, Annie's angry customers want their money back. Humiliated, Annie retreats to Plato's Peak where she hears tales about the concept of integrity. Stories: "For Want of a Horseshoe Nail" and "Charlemagne and the Robber Knight." 204 -- "Gratitude" Zach wants a big birthday party but is disappointed when his parents tell him they can only afford a small gathering of his close friends. At Plato's Peak, Zach hears about the importance of gratitude. Stories: "The Discontented Stone cutter," "Cornelia's Jewels" and "The Little Loaf.""Charity" 205 -- "Selflessness" When her mother asks her to help baby-sit her twin cousins, Annie balks at being selfless and sharing her time, until she learns the value of giving up something in the present to achieve a greater future good. Stories: "The Line of Golden Light" and "St. George and the Dragon." 206 -- "Honor" Zach needs a good grade on a history test in order to make the school honor roll. It looks like he's made it until he realizes his teacher added the test score wrong. If Zach tells, he won't make the honor roll. Plato's stories help Zach realize there's a more important kind of honor at stake. Stories: "The Honest Woodman" and "Honest Abe." 208 -- "Charity" When Annie includes her favorite leather jacket in a clothing drive for the poor, she later regrets it and must come to terms with the true meaning of charity. Stories: "The Emerald Lizard" and "Mr. Straw." 209 -- "Leadership" Zach complains about the leadership abilities of the captain of the water polo team. But when he gets elected to the position of captain himself, Zach learns firsthand what it means to lead others. Stories: "The Tower to the Moon" and "The Gordian Knot." 210 -- "Citizenship"--Annie's family vacation is put on hold because her father is called for jury duty. Annie doesn't understand why her father can't just postpone jury duty, prompting stories at Plato's Peak about citizenship -- the civic virtue. Stories: "The Stone in the Road" and "The Story of Cincinnatus." 211 -- "Diligence" Zach wants to be a photographer, but is disappointed when the school newspaper offers him what he considers a thankless assignment -- taking pictures for their classified ads section. Plato and Aurora help Zach realize he should apply himself to this task with the same diligence he has for learning photography. Stories: "The Discontented Pig" and "The Sculptor and the Sistine Chapel."
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- Deane, Elizabeth (Series Producer)
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