This program celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's first radio broadcast. The film commemorates the all-volunteer, 360-voice ensemble, recounting its fascinating history and the remarkable talent behind the musicians. Narrated by Walter Cronkite, the special blends personal interviews, reenactments and archival footage with the Choir's performances.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.