New York Public Television Shares Archival Dance Footage in “Pioneers”

Posted on January 29, 2013 by

New York TV audiences can catch the second installment of the four-part series Pioneers of Thirteen, celebrating the 50th anniversary of PBS station Thirteen, this Thursday night.

The episode, “The 70s–Bold and Fearless” features Thirteen’s original footage of notable interviews, performances and events of the era. Along with the music of Stevie Wonder, previously unreleased footage of The Allman Brothers, skits by comedians Chevy Chase and John Cleese and coverage of the Watergate hearings, viewers will be treated to dance performances by Judith Jamison, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

The 60s–Experimental Days,” aired in September and is now available to watch online, with appearances by Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine in addition to Muhammad Ali, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Vince Guaraldi and Allen Ginsberg.

Up next are “The 80s–Trusted Voice” and “The 90s and Beyond–Changing Landscape” to be broadcast later this year.

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