Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
March 30On March 30, “Through the Decades” remembers the day John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Regan in 1981. We also take a look back on the crime-busting comic debut of “Batman” in 1939, and on the day of his birth, we profile Warren Beatty.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
March 31On March 31, “Through the Decades” remembers the day Selena, rising star and Queen of Tejano music, was tragically taken from the world far too soon. We also take a look back on the day Madonna made a bizarre appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and on the day of her birth, we profile “Mrs. Partridge” herself – Shirley Jones.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
April 1On April 1, “Through the Decades” remembers the day Motown artist Marvin Gaye was tragically killed by his own father in 1984. We also take a look back on when rapper M.C. Hammer filed for bankruptcy after accumulating more than $10 million worth of debt in 1996, and on the day of her birth, we profile the talented actress and singer Debbie Reynolds.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
April 2On April 2, “Through the Decades” goes back in time to remember the day a 232-day strike in Major League Baseball finally came to an end in 1995. We also take a look back on the day a bomb ripped a hole in Flight 840 while flying over Greece in 1986, and on the day of his birth, we profile television’s “NYPD detective” Christopher Meloni.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
April 3On April 3, “Through the Decades” remembers the day a plane traveling from New York City to Minneapolis suddenly dropped in the sky before pilots made an emergency landing in Detroit in 1979. We also take a look back on the day the Duchess of Windsor’s jewelry auction was held in 1987, and on the day of his birth, we profile Hollywood comedian and actor Eddie Murphy.
Sat 8:00AM ET
Martin Luther King Jr. SpecialThrough the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated with a special episode dedicated to the sacrifices, the achievements and the legacy of the man who would be forever known as a champion for Civil Rights.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
April 6On April 6, “Through the Decades” remembers the day a crème-filled snack known as “The Twinkie” was invented in 1930. We also take a look back on when Stanley Kuberick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” premiered in 1968, and on the day of her birth, we profile actress Marilu Henner.
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.