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Rick Steves European Christmas

Celebrate the Christmas season throughout the European continent.

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Bee Gees: One Night Only

Highlights include footage of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, and a special tribute to Olivia Newton-John, one of the brightest stars of the '70s and '80s. The Bee Gees were a cultural phenomenon with international staying power. They have sold more than 220 million records and singles and scored countless Billboard Hot 100 hits.

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This Land Is Your Land

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host.

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Red, White and Rock

Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a 2002 patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music. Featuring a dream lineup of artists from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s.

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