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Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Hosted by singer Mel Torme, this documentary chronicles the career of Frank Sinatra. It focuses on Sinatra's career from the 1940s through the 1960s, using archival footage and clips of Sinatra in newsreels, television programs, and films, interspersed with comments by Torme and excerpts from interviews with lyricist Sammy Cahn, singer/television personality Dinah Shore, film critic Leonard Maltin, and music critic John Rockwell. Touching briefly on his personal life, the program chronicles Sinatra's rise in the music world, his acting career, and his involvement in politics and fundraising.
Songs performed include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon" "Ol' Man River", "Stardust", "Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week", "You Make Me Feel So Young" ,"I've Got The World On A String", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Come Fly With Me" , "One For My Baby" and many more.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
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