Today, February 8th

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Actor James Dean was born on this day in 1931. Though he completed only a few films before his untimely death, his iconic status as a teen idol was cemented in American film.

Starring Stephen McHattie, 'James Dean' tells the story of Hollywood's famed "rebel without a cause" through the eyes of a close friend.

Through the Decades - February 8

'Through the Decades' looks back at when Larry Flynt was convicted on charges related to obscenity and organized crime, the government overhauled its laws on telecommunications and The Boy Scouts of America was established.
7:00AM | 1:00PM | 7:00PM | 1:00AM
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Feature Film: James Dean (1976)

Starring Stephen McHattie, 'James Dean' tells the story of Hollywood's famed "rebel without a cause" through the eyes of a close friend.
8:00AM | 2:00PM | 8:00PM | 2:00AM
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Westinghouse Studio One: Sentence of Death (1953)

Iconic teen idol James Dean was born on this day in 1931. Dean guest stars in an episode of 'Studio One' titled "Sentence of Death," in which he plays a young man who ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time.
10:00AM | 4:00PM | 10:00PM | 4:00AM
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Documentary: The Greats: Hollywood Walk of Fame Special

On this day in 1960, official groundbreaking began on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a stretch of sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard adorned with more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars dedicated to influential figures in entertainment. Documentary 'The Greats: Hollywood Walk of Fame Special' salutes many of the stars who were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
11:30AM | 5:30PM | 11:30PM | 5:30AM
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Weekday Original Series

Decades, a new network where entertainment and history come together, features original series 'Through the Decades,' a daily time capsule showing how television captured historically significant events on that day throughout history.

Weekday Programming In Context

With the day's historical events covered in 'Through the Decades,' a series of films and television programs relating to those events is shown next with commentary on the historical and cultural significance of each.

Easy Viewing Schedule

Each weekday starting at 7 AM | 6 C our six-hour daily programming block kicks off with 'Through the Decades,' repeating four times per day. Saturdays and Sundays feature "binge" programming from our library of iconic television series.

Bios

Bill Kurtis

Bill Kurtis is an author, producer, and award-winning journalist. Bill got his start in television working for WIBW in Topeka, KS. His work with CBS News ranged from covering the fall of Saigon to anchoring "The CBS Morning News." His documentary work includes the Peabody Award-winning PBS series The New Explorers, as well Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files for A&E Network and American Greed on CNBC.

Using his journalistic skills and his background as a law school graduate, Bill authored The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice, which explores issues surrounding capital punishment in America. He also provided the satirical narration for the feature film comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He also is the judge and scorekeeper for NPR’s weekly game show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.

Kerry Sayers

Kerry Sayers has spent more than twenty years in the media industry, working in radio and television. For much of that time, Sayers has been at the epicenter of Chicago sports. She has hosted shows for Comcast and covered football for Fox. Sayers began her career at WILX in Lansing, MI and has since worked across the country from Buffalo to the Pacific Northwest.

Kerry graduated from the University of Michigan and lives in Chicago with her husband, their daughter and just welcomed their second child, a son, in September.

Ellee Pai Hong

Ellee Pai Hong is a veteran journalist, having spent a career covering news and teaching journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Ellee started her career in broadcast news as a general assignment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL. She made the jump to Decatur, IL then Hartford, CT before landing as anchor for NBC in Chicago.

Ellee moved to the United States from Korea as a child and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Chicago with her husband John and their two children.

Schedule

7:00AM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: February 8 "On February 8, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Larry Flynt was convicted of obscenity charges and participating in organized crime, the government overhauled its laws on telecommunications and The Boy Scouts of America was established."
8:00AM
DECADES Feature - James Dean "Told through the eyes of a friend, this film depicts the short life of Hollywood legend, James Dean. It follows their relationship as Dean struggles to launch his career and then becomes the nation's "Rebel Without a Cause.""
10:00AM
Studio One - Sentence of Death "A young man is at the wrong place at the wrong time during a drug store robbery."
11:30AM
The Greats - Hollywood Walk of Fame Special "In this episode, The Greats remembers members of the film industry who were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, and Vivien Leigh."
1:00PM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: February 8 "On February 8, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Larry Flynt was convicted of obscenity charges and participating in organized crime, the government overhauled its laws on telecommunications and The Boy Scouts of America was established."
2:00PM
DECADES Feature - James Dean "Told through the eyes of a friend, this film depicts the short life of Hollywood legend, James Dean. It follows their relationship as Dean struggles to launch his career and then becomes the nation's "Rebel Without a Cause.""
4:00PM
Studio One - Sentence of Death "A young man is at the wrong place at the wrong time during a drug store robbery."
5:30PM
The Greats - Hollywood Walk of Fame Special "In this episode, The Greats remembers members of the film industry who were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, and Vivien Leigh."
7:00PM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: February 8 "On February 8, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Larry Flynt was convicted of obscenity charges and participating in organized crime, the government overhauled its laws on telecommunications and The Boy Scouts of America was established."
8:00PM
DECADES Feature - James Dean "Told through the eyes of a friend, this film depicts the short life of Hollywood legend, James Dean. It follows their relationship as Dean struggles to launch his career and then becomes the nation's "Rebel Without a Cause.""
10:00PM
Studio One - Sentence of Death "A young man is at the wrong place at the wrong time during a drug store robbery."
11:30PM
The Greats - Hollywood Walk of Fame Special "In this episode, The Greats remembers members of the film industry who were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, and Vivien Leigh."
12:00AM
The Greats - Hollywood Walk of Fame Special "In this episode, The Greats remembers members of the film industry who were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, and Vivien Leigh."
1:00AM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: February 8 "On February 8, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Larry Flynt was convicted of obscenity charges and participating in organized crime, the government overhauled its laws on telecommunications and The Boy Scouts of America was established."
2:00AM
DECADES Feature - James Dean "Told through the eyes of a friend, this film depicts the short life of Hollywood legend, James Dean. It follows their relationship as Dean struggles to launch his career and then becomes the nation's "Rebel Without a Cause.""
4:00AM
Studio One - Sentence of Death "A young man is at the wrong place at the wrong time during a drug store robbery."
5:30AM
The Greats - Hollywood Walk of Fame Special "In this episode, The Greats remembers members of the film industry who were inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye, Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, and Vivien Leigh."

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