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Channel 5
3:16 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Herbert Hoover: Landslide

This program looks at the life of Herbert Hoover through interviews with notable historians and Hoover scholars.
Courtesy of Courtesy Stamats Communications, Inc.

Herbert Hoover was a politician and a humanitarian whose legacy has been largely defined by the Great Depression. When he was elected president in a landslide victory in 1928, Hoover had never before held public office. Yet his remarkable humanitarian work and career as a mining engineer, businessman and U.S. Secretary of Commerce carried him to office. When the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929, Hoover's agenda was derailed by the worsening economic crisis.

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Channel 5
2:18 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Hub City Sound: Colin Gilmore

Colin Gilmore performs at the Buddy Holly Center's annual Summer Showcase Concert Series.

Channel 5
1:49 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Market Warriors: Philadelphia

Picker Miller Gaffney tries on some vintage fashion on MARKET WARRIORS.
Courtesy of (c) David Aaron Troy for MARKET WARRIORS

This week on MARKET WARRIORS, our pickers (Miller, John, Bob and Kevin) are in the city of brotherly love working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. Working within their fixed budgets, the challenge is to find costume jewelry with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction. In this week’s episode, one picker will make a fatal mistake. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg points out some notable picks including a set by the French jeweler Marcel Boucher and additional items such as a Playboy™ ice bucket and a Japanese mixed metal vase.

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Channel 5
1:35 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

John Sebastian: Folk Rewind

Harry Belafonte sings "Jamaican Farewell" in JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS FOLK REWIND.
Courtesy of Sofa Entertainment

JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND (MY MUSIC) focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), FOLK REWIND features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.

Channel 5
1:21 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Ed Sullivan's Top Performers

“Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of many classic rock hits featured in this special.
Courtesy of TJL Productions /SOFA Entertainment

From the U.S. television debut of the Beatles in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, “The Ed Sullivan Show” brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America’s living rooms every Sunday night. This new MY MUSIC special features both the Beatles and the Doors as well as memorable performances from other superstars of the 60s pop-rock era, including the Mamas & the Papas, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Rivers, the Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Airs Saturday, August 18, at 7pm on Channel 5.

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