Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

Premiered April, 2013

While chronicling Feinstein’s fabulous but exhausting life on the road—150 performances a year, all over the country—Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook delves into cultural history to reveal how popular music reflected different eras in the 20th century and shaped the style, attitude and self-image of America for more than a century.

Funding for Season Two provided by Sara P. Carruthers, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Lewis B. Cullman, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Irwin Helford, The Lizzie and Jonathan M. Tisch Foundation, Peter O. Hanson, Susan and Hank Scherer.

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S2: Lost and Found

Michael Feinstein explores unpublished, previously unknown songs by legendary songwriters.

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S2: Lost and Found

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S2: Michael Feinstein's American Songbook: Season 2, Trailer

Season Two of Michael Feinstein's American Songbook offers three new episodes.

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S2: Michael Feinstein's American Songbook: Season 2, Trailer

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S2: Saloon Singers

Michael Feinstein explores the history of nightclub entertainment across the country.

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S2: Saloon Singers

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S2: Time Machines

Michael Feinstein explores how films and recordings capture and alter our musical past.

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S2: Time Machines

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S1: A New Step Every Day

Feinstein introduces viewers to the people who keep the spirit of the Jazz Age alive.

S1: A New Step Every Day

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S1: Best Band in the Land

Music during WWII played an important role in boosting morale and uniting the country.

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S1: Best Band in the Land

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S1: Buy Them Today, Play Them Tonight

Peter Mintun demonstrates a prized roll from 1925, on his Welte-Mignon grand.

S1: Buy Them Today, Play Them Tonight

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S1: I'll Get by

I'll Get By, 1944

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S1: I'll Get by

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Previews 9

Video thumbnail: Michael Feinsteins American Songbook S3: Michael Feinsteins American Songbook: On the Air Preview

Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S3: Michael Feinsteins American Songbook: On the Air Preview

Join performer Michael Feinstein on his continuing trip through American musical history.

S3: Michael Feinsteins American Songbook: On the Air Preview

Video thumbnail: Michael Feinsteins American Songbook S3: Let's Dance - Preview

Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S3: Let's Dance - Preview

Premieres Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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S3: Let's Dance - Preview

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S3: Show Tunes - Preview

Premieres Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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S3: Show Tunes - Preview

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Michael Feinsteins American Songbook

S3: Season 3 Preview

Preview Trailer of Season Three of Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook

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S3: Season 3 Preview

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