The All-Time American Songbook | 1981
A gala musical salute to America's greatest songwriters and their best-loved songs. The program pays tribute to the works of George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Duke Ellington, among others. In addition to performances by guest artists, the program features film footage of the songwriters performing their own songs. The program concludes with a grand finale of the top ten songs of all time, as chosen by a ten-member blue-ribon panel of experts.