Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
October 16On October 16, Through the Decades recalls the beginning for two brothers whose creative dreams of a cartoon studio would evolve into the magical world of Disney. We’re also remembering the controversy that surrounded the Million Man March and we sit down with Gilbert Gottfried for a look back on his rise in comedy.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
October 17On October 17, Through the Decades remembers the rescue of 18 month old Baby Jessica, who was trapped in an abandoned well for 58 hours. We’re also looking back on the beginnings of America’s first premier luxury car, the Cadillac and on the day of his birth we profile the life and career of George Wendt.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
October 18On 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 and on the day of her birth we profile the life and career of Dawn Wells.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
October 19On October 19, Through the Decades delves into the story of when the U.S. retaliated against Cuba by imposing a trade embargo. We also take you back to the beginning of the home entertainment industry and the company that ran with it, Blockbuster and on the day of his birth we profile the life and career of John Lithgow.
Sat 9:00AM ET
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.
Through the Decades: October 15
On October 15, Through the Decades looks back on the debut of the unforgettable and beloved sitcom I Love Lucy. We recall the story of when killer bees were first discovered in the United States. We sit down with R&B pop group All-4-One to remember the sounds of their hit songs. We also take viewers back in time to 1969 when millions of people marched all over the country in protest of 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.