PBS programming of Jewish interest

PBS programming of Jewish interest

COMING UP ON PBS (CHANNEL 9) 

Great Performances — Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

Friday, Nov. 29:  9-10:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, Dec. 31 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Mixing her trademark classics with rare older material and selections from her more recent albums, Streisand, in her first concert appearance in six years, and backed by a 60-piece orchestra led by William Ross, keeps the capacity house enthralled. 

In all, she sings 27 songs, nine of which she never before performed live, and three which she sings in different ways; that is, either with different arrangements or with newly composed lyrics. 

Streisand masterfully holds the stage for two hours, joined by special guests Il Volo, trumpeter Chris Botti, and (making it a true family affair) son Jason Gould, who thrilled the audience singing solo and in a duet with his mother.


American Masters — Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love

Saturday, Dec. 28 8-9:30 p.m.

In the first film biography about Hamlisch, award-winning filmmaker and four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein presents a deeply personal, insider portrait of one of the greatest artists of our time. Candid new interviews with Hamlisch’s family, friends and A-list collaborators include wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Idina Menzel, Melissa Manchester, songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and many others.