Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
June 3On June 3, “Through the Decades” remembers the day an outburst of protests struck Tiananmen Square in 1989. We also take a look back on the day Andy Warhol was shot and nearly killed in his New York City studio, and we profile actor and comedian Andy Griffith.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
June 4On June 4, “Through the Decades” remembers the day Bruce Springsteen’s hit song “Born in the USA” was released in 1984. We also take a look back on the day Martin Luther King Jr.’s murderer, James Earl Ray, became the target of a stabbing attack in 1981, and on the day of her birth, we profile actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie.
Fri 8:00AM ET
June 5On June 5, “Through the Decades” remembers the day Southeastern Idaho was devastated by a flood caused by humans in 1976. We also take a look back on the day America lost its 40th president – Ronald Reagan. And on the day of his birth, we profile actor Mark Wahlberg – also known as rapper Marky Mark.
Sat 8:00AM ET
SummertimeThrough the Decades remembers the fun of the Hula Hoop, the open road on Route 66, the music of the beach boys, the surfing lifestyle, and the once great cassette player.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
June 8On June 8, “Through the Decades” remembers the day British author George Orwell’s masterpiece “1984” was published in 1949. We also take a look back on the day the federal government got involved after African American churches were under attack by arsonists in 1996. And on the day of her birth, we profile iconic television host and comedian Joan Rivers.
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.