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Let It Be

The Beatles

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

Aretha Franklin and George Michael

Images of America: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Richard Hansen and Gladys Hansen 

American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire

John A. Jackson

Once Upon a Time in America

Starring Robert De Niro, James Woods and Joe Pesci, and directed by Sergio Leone

Conan O’Brien Believes

Conan O’Brien

History Highlights

1912 – With 27,000 people in the stands, the Boston Red Sox play their first game at Fenway Park and defeat the New York Highlanders (later renamed the Yankees) by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings. 

1916 – The first National League game played at Chicago’s Wrigley Field (then Weeghman Park) sees the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings. A bear cub is in attendance at the ballpark, which becomes known as Cubs Park in 1920 after the Wrigley family purchases the team from Weeghman. It is named Wrigley Field in 1926 in honor of William Wrigley Jr., the club’s owner.

1971 – The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the practice of busing to desegregate schools, ruling in the case of Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Two years later, the high court makes a second ruling restricting the use of busing, concluding that students could only be bused across district lines if there was evidence that multiple districts had implemented deliberately discriminatory policies.

1977 – The comedy “Annie Hall” opens, starring director Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. The film goes on to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

1980 – The Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift.

1999 – The school day at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado is shattered by a massacre. Two seniors shoot 12 students and a teacher to death before taking their own lives. 

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Absolutely The Best!

The Chiffons

Yellow Submarine

Starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and directed by George Dunning

Images of America: Fenway Park

David Hickey, Raymond Sinibaldi and Kerry Keene

Why Busing Failed: Race, Media, and the National Resistance to School Desegregation

Matthew F. Delmont

Hamp: The Legendary Decca Recordings

Lionel Hampton

Star Trek (The Original TV Series)

Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and George Takei, and produced by Desilu Productions

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The Very Best of Ben E. King

Ben E. King

Imagination

Gladys Knight & the Pips

Evolution of New York City Subways

Gene Sansone

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Neal Gabler

So, Anyway...

John Cleese

Greatest

Duran Duran

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The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album)

Released just three years after the band’s official break-up, “The Blue Album” put The Beatles’ later-year tracks into one package (released simultaneously with “The Red Album”) featuring key songs from the group’s albums as well as standalone singles.

Kind of Blue / Miles Davis

From the opening bass vamp of “So What” to the muted trumpet lines on “Blue in Green,” from the slow groove of “All Blues” to the sentimental “Flamenco Sketches,” “Kind of Blue” is ingrained in every jazz musician’s DNA. And for good reason: These simple, haiku-like song sketches cover the range of human emotion. Davis’ cool trumpet work is complemented by the fiery saxophones of John Coltrane and Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, while the rhythm section swings like mad.

Cosmos

“Cosmos” is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, author Carl Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

TYMURS: The 1982 Tylenol Murders

Seven people died near Chicago in 1982 after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules. The Tylenol murders case — the most extensively covered news story since the assassination of John F. Kennedy — has perplexed federal, state, and local authorities for decades. Now, this riveting expose tells the story not reported in the news media of an inquiry led astray from the start and marred by the mishandling and destruction of evidence.

The Very Best of Ben E. King

From the groundbreaking orchestrated productions of the Drifters to his own solo hits, Ben E. King was the definition of R&B elegance. His approach influenced countless smooth soul singers in his wake, and his records were key forerunners of the Motown sound.

Lone Star

One of the most acclaimed movies of the 90s. The more a lawman probes into a long-ago murder, the more he uncovers layers of family and racial strife that divide this Texas border town.  Starring: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey and Elizabeth Pena. Directed by John Sayles.