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Baseball’s GreatsThrough the Decades recalls Baseball’s great boys of summer with a look back on when a veteran first baseman’s headache jumpstarted Lou Gehrig’s career. We also remember the day Baseball’s color line was finally broken by number 42, and we relive Joe DiMaggio’s record-breaking 56-game hitting streak.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
October 22On October 22, Through the Decades recalls the detonation of a nuclear bomb underground in Mississippi in 1964. We’re also remembering when fear gripped the nation with the threat of Anthrax in our mail and we profile the life and career of actor Jeff Goldblum.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
October 23On October 23, Through the Decades we remember the rescue effort for Humphrey, the famous wayward Humpback Whale. We also revisit when Jeffrey Skilling faced the music for his hand in the Enron financial scandal, and on the day of his birth, we profile the prince of parody, Weird Al Yankovic.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
October 24On October 24, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on Berry Gordy and the founding of Motown records, the international stand-off known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, and on the day of his birth, we profile the gifted stage and screen actor, Kevin Kline.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
October 25On October 25, Through the Decades delves into the story of novelist, John Steinbeck’s relationship with his hometown, the error that cast Bill Buckner as the villain of the 1986 World Series, and on the day of her birth, we profile the life and career of Marion Ross.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
October 26On October 26, Through the Decades recalls when Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was caught smoking crack cocaine in an FBI sting. We also remember the momentous scientific advancement of a cross-species heart transplant and we’ll look back on the real story behind the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Sat 9:00AM ET
Favorite TV FamiliesThrough the Decades looks back at some of America’s favorite television families, including those of The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Family Ties, All in the Family, Full House, The Flinstones, and Roseanne.
Through the Decades: Ocotober 18
On October 18, Through the Decades goes back in time to remember the first television show about a realistic blue-collar family, Rosanne. We're also looking back on the attack of Al Green and his transition into gospel music. We sit down with Mike Score to recall the hits and the hairstyles of his new wave band, A Flock of Seagulls. We relive the victory ceremony that drew politics into the ... moreWatch now
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.