Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET, Tue 11:00PM ET
September 18On September 18, Through the Decades recalls the shocking Patty Hearst saga that mystified the FBI and engulfed one of the nation’s most prominent families in scandal. We also remember the controversy surrounding Pope John Paul II’s 1987 tour of the United States and follow Jada Pinkett Smith’s life in the public eye.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET, Wed 11:00PM ET
September 19On September 18, Through the Decades recalls the shocking Patty Hearst saga that mystified the FBI and engulfed one of the nation’s most prominent families in scandal. We also remember the controversy surrounding Pope John Paul II’s 1987 tour of the United States and follow Jada Pinkett Smith’s life in the public eye.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET, Thu 11:00PM ET
September 20On September 20, Through the Decades honors the persistence and determination of James Meredith, the first African-American to enroll at the University of Mississippi in the face of hatred and racism. We also look back on the tennis match that became a symbol of the fight for gender equality and Sophia Loren’s journey from an impoverished child to an international icon.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET, Fri 11:00PM ET
September 21On September 21, Through the Decades goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War and the day that “Benedict Arnold” became synonymous with “traitor.” We also recall the expansion of America’s sport to primetime with the beginning of Monday Night Football and chronicle the career of comedic legend Bill Murray.
Sat 9:00AM ET
Famous FeudsThrough the Decades takes the hour to review famous feuds, from fights as fatal as the duel between founding fathers Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, to ones that enthralled audiences for years, like the rivalry between comedians Jack Benny and Fred Allen or boxers Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET, Mon 11:00PM ET
September 24On September 24, Through the Decades goes back in time to remember when the Godfather of Soul James Brown led police on a car chase through two states. We’re also recalling how 60 Minutes became a touchstone in American investigative journalism and we’re celebrating the life and legacy of Muppet creator Jim Henson.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET, Tue 11:00PM ET
September 25On September 25, Through the Decades examines notable family relationships – from the harmonious Partridge Family to a 12-year-old boy who made headlines as he tried to sever ties with his biological mother. We’re also taking a look at the construction of Fenway Park and delving into the career of Will Smith.
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 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.