In Performance at the White House
For nearly 30 years, PBS has presented this series of specials from the White House.
In Performance at the White House Previous Broadcasts
Memphis Soul (Episode #1901H)
KQED 9: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama on Tuesday April 9, 2013, this program honors the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records, that featured artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and many more. The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves - known today as "Memphis Soul."
Women of Soul (Episode #2001H)
KQED 9: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
From the East Room of the White House, the President and Mrs. Obama welcome Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and others to perform the songs made famous by generations of those remarkable women of soul that overcame adversity through the power and passion of their music; from Etta James to Diana Ross to Aretha herself.