Perry Como Classics - Till The End Of Time
Airs Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. on KPBS 2
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–Join Hosts Peter Marshall & Nick Clooney to Celebrate The Beloved Crooner–
For over 50 years, Perry Como ranked as one of America’s most successful and beloved entertainers.
A big band singer in the late 1930s, a radio star in the 1940s and then a TV headliner in the 1950s and beyond, Perry was a warm and welcome presence in tens of millions of households for six decades, charting over 100 hit songs along the way.
Now, for the first time, a collection of Como’s biggest hits from long-lost and newly-restored episodes from his TV series — including rare color programs and more recently discovered footage — is being presented in this PBS special.
“Perry Como Classics - Till The End Of Time” (MY MUSIC) is hosted by Peter Marshall and Nick Clooney.
Hit records such as “It’s Impossible,” “Catch A Falling Star,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Magic Moments,” “Round & Round,” “Home For The Holidays,” “And I Love You So,” “No Other Love,” “Hot Diggity” and dozens more made Perry Como the second most popular male singer of the 20th century on the record charts, ahead of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra and just behind Bing Crosby.
Como was a television staple for over 40 years, beginning with his hosting duties in the late 1940s on “The Chesterfield Supper Club” through the early 1990s in series and specials that set the standard for variety programming, winning numerous Emmy Awards and other accolades while drawing devoted viewers around the globe.
With warm remembrances from celebrities like Carol Burnett, Regis Philbin, Jay Leno, Kathy Lennon (of The Lennon Sisters), Leonard Maltin, Richard Carpenter, Debby Boone, Steve Tyrell and others, this new special offers a fond look at a talent beloved both on and off the stage and screen.
The program features these performances:
- “Till The End Of Time” - # 1 (1945)
- “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” - # 2 (1947)
- “Some Enchanted Evening” - # 1 (1949)
- “No Other Love” - # 1 (1953)
- “Temptation” - # 1 (1945)
- “Prisoner Of Love” - # 1 (1946)
- “Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes” - # 1 (1952)
- “Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity)” - # 1 (1956)
- “Round and Round” - # 1 (1957)
- “Magic Moments” - # 4 (1957)
- “(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays” - # 8 (1954)
- “And I Love You So” - # 1 (1973)
- “Catch A Falling Star” - # 1 (1958)
- “It’s Impossible” - # 10 (1970)
Produced by TJL Productions. Executive Producer TJ Lubinsky is on Facebook.