“GIVE ME THE BANJO” PREMIERES ON PBS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011, AS PART OF THE FIRST PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL
Steve Martin Narrates Chronicle of the Country’s Music, History and Popular Culture Through “
’s Quintessential Instrument” America
Multi-Faceted Companion Web Site Will Expand Program’s Impact
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WASHINGTON, DC, [Updated September 22, 2011] – This fall, PBS viewers will embark on an epic musical odyssey through 300 years of American history and culture by way of the banjo — from its earliest use by enslaved Africans in colonial America to the 21st century. GIVE ME THE BANJO, a documentary presented by
, premieres UNC-TV North Carolina Friday, November 4, 2011, at on PBS (check local listings). GIVE ME THE BANJO is part of the first PBS Arts Fall Festival, a multi-platform event anchored by nine films that highlight artists and performances from around the country.