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    Pete Seeger American Masters documentary on pbs.org & PBS beginning tomorrow

    By HC News |

    PBS and THIRTEEN's American Masters series present a special in memoriam broadcast of the 2008 documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song beginning tomorrow, Thursday, January 30 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) nationwide on PBS (check local listings). The film will also stream online at pbs.org/americanmasters beginning tomorrow morning -- permalink will be: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/pete-seeger/full-film-pete-seeger-the-power-of-song/2864/  
    Film details are below. 
    Confirmed airdates at this time include:
    *New York metro area - Friday, January 31 at 10:30pm and Saturday, February 1 at 2pm on THIRTEEN
    *Los Angeles area - Sunday, February 2 at 6:30pm on PBS SoCal and Thursday, February 6 at 5pm on PBS SoCal PLUS
    *Chicago - Thursday, January 30 at 10pm on WTTW
    *Philadelphia - Thursday, January 30 at 10:30pm on WHYY
    *Dallas - Thursday, January 30 at 7pm on KERA
    *San Francisco - Sunday, February 2 at 8pm on KQED Life
    *Boston - Friday, January 31 at 10:30pm and Sunday, February 2 at 4pm on WGBH
    *Detroit - Thursday, January 30 at 9:30pm on Detroit Public TV (WTVS)
    *Phoenix - Tuesday, February 4 at 11pm on KAET
    *Minneapolis/St. Paul - Saturday, February 1 at 9pm on tpt Life and Thursday, January 30 at 10pm on tpt2
    *Portland (OR) - Sunday, February 2 at 7pm on OPB Plus
    *Indianapolis -Thursday, January 30 at 10pm on WFYI
    *Baltimore - Sunday, February 2 at 5pm on MPT/Maryland Public Television
    *San Diego - Sunday, February 2 at 12 noon on KPBS
    *Nashville - Saturday, February 1 at 9:30pm on NPT/Nashville Public Television
    *Hartford - Sunday, February 2 at 8pm and Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30pm on CPTV4U
    *For airdates in other markets, please contact your local PBS station, check local listings or visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/schedule/).  
    Note: All times listed above reflect local market time.    
    Influential musician/activist Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919, in New York, NY, and died of natural causes on January 27, 2014 in New York, NY.
    American Masters -- Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2008) Film Synopsis 
    This first authorized film biography poetically documents Pete Seeger's unique experience and contributions. The man, who introduced America to its own folk heritage, got a whole generation passionate about playing the guitar and picking the banjo, got them singing together and using music as a force for social change. He deeply believed in the power of song, convinced that individuals can make a difference. Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, civil rights and ecology, Seeger went from the top of the hit parade to the top of the blacklist -- banned from commercial television for more than 17 years. Seeger's inspiring, but not always easy, story is told by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines (the Dixie Chicks), Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, and Seeger himself, through a remarkable historical archive. Directed by Jim Brown. 90 minutes. 
    Exclusive film clips & video interviews, a Pete Seeger career timeline, the American Masters series' "Rest in Peace Pete Seeger" Spotify playlist, and more available here:

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