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MICHAEL FEINSTEINS AMERICAN SONGBOOK

S1: Best Band in the Land

  • Aired: 10/06/2010
  • 08:59
  • Rating: NR
Best Band in the Land, examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.
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Music during WWII played an important role in boosting morale and uniting the country.
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Funding for Season Two provided by Sara P. Carruthers, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Lewis B. Cullman, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Irwin Helford, The Lizzie and Jonathan M. Tisch Foundation, Peter O. Hanson, Susan and Hank Scherer.
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