Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 11On August 11, Through the Decades takes you back to 1965 to relive the chain of events that led to a violent uprising in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. We’re also remembering the day Major League Baseball players walked off the field to begin the longest strike in the game’s history and we profile the life and career of Mike Douglas.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
August 12On August 12, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1990 that Sue Hendrickson discovered one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found. We also take a look back on when the Oreo trademark was registered in 1913, charting the popularity of “milk’s favorite cookie.” And on the day of his birth, we profile actor George Hamilton.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
August 13On August 13, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1973 that Americans encountered the strange case of religious cult member Kathy Crampton on television. We also take a look back on when construction began on the Berlin Wall in 1961. And on the day of his birth, we profile radio and television personality Danny Bonaduce.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
August 14On August 14, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1975 that cult classic movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered. We also take a look back on when a massive power outage sparked fear across the Northeast in 2003. And on the day of his birth, we profile actor, writer, and comedian Steve Martin.
Sat 8:00AM ET
Planes, Trains & AutomobilesThrough the Decades looks back on some of history’s most impactful planes, trains and automobiles – from the Mustang, Corvette, and Cadillac to the 747 jet airliner and VW Bus.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 17On August 17, Through the Decades recalls a hurricane that prompted the creation of the scale now used to measure and rank storms. We also look back on the discovery of AZT – a vital drug that broke ground in the fight against AIDS – and we profile the decades-spanning acting career of Robert De Niro.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 18On August 18, Through the Decades delves into the fight of women suffragists and how they won the right to vote. We’ll also tell you the story of how James Meredith became a civil rights figure in his battle for higher education and on the day of his birth we profile the life and legacy of Robert Redford.
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.