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Fred Waring Show

Fred Waring -- band leader, music publisher, entrepreneur and personification of patriotism -- whose legendary show choir and orchestra, the Pennsylvanians, dominated radio and the concert stage throughout the Big Band era, was also a pioneer in television. The Pennsylvanians made their television debut in 1949 on The Fred Waring Television Show, a weekly award winning "musical spectacular" that ran until 1954. This five-part series of the classic Fred Waring Television Show features the music of some of the most famous songwriters of the 20th century -- Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, George M. Cohan, Hoagy Carmichael and Gus Kahn. Fred Waring had warm friendships with many of the great composers of this era, and at their request, introduced more new songs to the world than anyone. This special series is a showcase for the Pennsylvanians performing the timeless music of the great American songbook as well as a memorable representation of the golden age of early television. These stirring performances are sure to inspire and delight viewers of all ages.

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