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Don McLean: American Troubadour

Airs Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Don McLean performing at Westport in 2009.
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Above: Don McLean performing at Westport in 2009.

"Don Mclean: American Troubadour" is a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's greatest singer-songwriters. This special summarizes Don Mclean's forty-year plus career and features live performances of his best-known hits including "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "I Love You So."

The program is produced and directed by four-time Emmy award winning Jim Brown whose work includes: "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song," "The Weavers: Wasn't That A Time," and "A Vision Shared: Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly."

This program is part of our TV Membership Campaign. Support quality programming you depend on from KPBS. Join or renew today! The " Don McLean: American Troubadour" DVD is available at the $65 level, the 2-CD set is available at the $90 level, and you can get a combo package with both at the $150 level.

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Don McLean sings "American Pie"

Above: Don McLean sings "American Pie" from BBC "Top of the Pops," October 31, 1991.

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Don McLean sings "Vincent"

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Don McLean sings "Crying"

Above: From "The Legendary Don McLean" released by EMI in 2007 and recorded at the Dominion Theatre, London in 1980.

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