Televised Tune: On The Tube This Weekend

VH1 Classic airs the documentary Soul Train: The Hippest Train in America this Sunday at 3:30PM. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots provides the score for this profile of the long-running, and highly influential, dance program. Hosted by Don Cornelius, Soul Train brought African American music into living rooms across the country from 1970 to 2006.

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Friday, February 19 [all times Eastern]

  • The Doors: Soundstage Performances [VH1C 4:30PM]
  • Storytellers: John Mayer [Palladia 6PM]
  • Rothbury 2008: Highlights [Palladia 8PM]
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Wale [ABC Midnight]

Saturday, February 20

  • Austin City Limits: R.E.M. [PBS, Check Local Listings]
  • Documentary: Howlin’ Wolf Story [Ovation Noon]
  • Taj Mahal: Live in St. Lucia [Ovation 2PM]
  • Classic Albums: Sex Pistols – Never Mind… [VH1C 6PM]

Sunday, February 21

  • Soundstage: Counting Crows [Palladia 10AM]
  • Behind The Music Remastered: Genesis [VH1C 1PM]
  • Rock Docs: Soul Train [VH1C 3:30PM]
  • Film: The Killing of John Lennon [Sundance 7PM]

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