Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
Dynamic DuosThrough the Decades embarks on a journey through the history of dynamic duos, including the Lone Ranger and his sidekick, Tonto, the romanticized criminal acts of Bonnie and Clyde, and the complicated love affair of Sonny & Cher.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
December 10On December 10, Through the Decades looks back on the awarding of the very first Nobel prizes in Stockholm, Sweden. We are also taking a look back at the indictment on 59 counts of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee for selling American secrets to the Chinese and on the day of his death, we celebrate the life and career of actor and comedian Richard Pryor.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
December 11On December 11, Through the Decades remembers the Lufthansa heist – which was, at the time, the biggest cash robbery in American history. We are also taking a look back at the establishing of UNICEF and the day the Apollo 17 crew capped NASA’s great lunar crusade.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
December 12On December 12, Through the Decades remembers the day President George W. Bush won the Presidency in one of the closest presidential races in history. We are also taking a look back at the return of Orca Whale Keiko to his natural habitat and on the day of his birth, we profile long time running T.V. host Bob Barker.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
December 13On December 13, Through the Decades goes back in time to remember the birth of the National Guard, which was originally created to defend Massachusetts settlements. We are also taking a look back at when seven inmates from a maximum security prison in San Antonio broke free and caused havoc, and on the day of his birth, we profile the beloved entertainer Dick Van Dyke.
Sat 8:00AM ET
Celebrities & The LawThrough the Decades looks back on stories of celebrities and the law, including Willie Nelson's collaboration with the IRS, Penthouse mogul Larry Flynt's first amendment battle, and Hugh Grant's arrest on the streets of Los Angeles.
Through the Decades: Through the Decades November 29
On November 29, Bill Kurtis of Through the Decades turns the lens of time back to 1981 when actress Natalie Wood was found dead after a weekend on a yacht with her husband, actor Robert Wagner and co-star Christopher Walken. Ellee Pai Hong remembers the birth of C.S. Lewis, the famous author behind the fiction series The Chronicles of Narnia in 1898. Kerry Sayers reminisces on the day in 1972 ... 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.