In Performance at the White House
For nearly 30 years, PBS has presented this series of specials from the White House.
Country Music (#1801H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
President and Mrs. Obama host this music special in the East Room of the White House. This show celebrates a uniquely American musical idiom - country music - music of the heart and of the heartland. The music captures the entire range of human emotions all wrapped in timeless melodies and harmonies that have resonated with generation after generation of fans. The evening's performance is headlined by superstars from the world of country, performing the songs that have proven themselves eternal.
The Gospel Tradition (#2102H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Join President and Mrs. Obama for a celebration of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. The concert showcases music that cuts across the boundaries of race and class to provide comfort and inspiration to its listeners.
Memphis Soul (#1901H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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."