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Don't Get Above Your Raisin (1984 -1996) (#108) Duration: 1:57:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Learn how "New Traditionalists" like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 8:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 -- 2:30am Remind me

The Rub (Beginnings -1933) (#101H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

See how what was first called "hillbilly music" reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music's first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 6:00am Remind me

Hard Times (1933 -1945) (#102H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry's Roy Acuff.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 8:00am Remind me

The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 -1953) (#103H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)

See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprisingly emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 10:00am Remind me

I Can't Stop Loving You (1953 -1963) (#104H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America's racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City's smooth new Nashville Sound.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Sons and Daughters of America (1964 -1968) (#105H) Duration: 1:57:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming "The Poet of the Common Man" and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 -1972) (#106H) Duration: 1:56:46 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: DVI)

Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 -- 8:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973 -1983) (#107) Duration: 2:22:45 STEREO TV14-L (Secondary audio: none)

Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers' shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the "Outlaw" movement.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 29, 2020 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 -- 12:00am Remind me
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