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November 16On November 16, “Through the Decades” remembers the life and legacy of Hollywood’s king of the Golden Age, Clark Gable. We’ll tell you the real story behind the man who inspired the popular television series “The Fugitive.” We turn back the lens of time to the civil rights era for the story of how two students were killed in the middle of the stricken Southern University campus. We’re also telling the story of how the packaging design for Coca-Cola became a unique pop culture icon. We take you
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November 19On November 19, Through the Decades recalls Apollo 12, the second flight to successfully land American astronauts on the surface of the moon. We’re also remembering the beginning of the end for the Cold War with the Geneva Summit, and on the day of her birth, we profile the award-winning actress, Jodie Foster.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
November 20On November 20, Through the Decades remembers the day Queen Elizabeth II married her naval fiancé at Westminster Abbey. We are also looking back on the debut of the Broadway musical Cabaret, and on the day of her birth, we profile actress Bo Derek.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
November 21On November 21, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on Sylvester Stallone and his first appearance as Rocky, Albert Einstein’s publication of his original text featuring E=mc2 and FBI Director J. Edgar’s scathing letter sent to Martin Luther King Jr.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
November 22On November 22, Through the Decades delves into the tragic assassination of young President John F Kennedy. We’ll remember the inauguration speech that cemented him into an exalted place in history, and recall his legacy that continues after his death.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
November 23On November 23, Through the Decades recalls when a devastating earthquake rocked southern Italy. We also remember the vision that came to life as the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated and reflect on the pioneering weekly news magazine Life when it hit shelves on this same day.
Through the Decades: November 14
On November 14, Through the Decades celebrates the birth of Rev Run with a look back on his life and career as rapper turned preacher. We're also going back to the day Ivan Boesky confessed to illegal stock trading and exposed a nationwide scandal at the heart of Wall Street. We also delve into the 1995 government shutdown. We're remembering when the world watched as Great Britain's Princess ... 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.