TV Land's Summer Sizzles With New Originals, Hit Movies, Month-Long Tribute to Elvis
ELVIS MONTH, August 1-August 31, 2007
It was thirty years ago this August that the world said goodbye to one of the greatest entertainers and cultural icons of all time -- Elvis Presley. In a monumental tribute, TV Land will showcase a number of Presley's treasured work by airing films, concerts, documentaries and interstitial programming starring and about the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" every day throughout the month.
TV Land will air the following:
* Concert Weekends -- Performance specials such as Elvis: '68 Comeback Special, Aloha From Hawaii, Elvis: the Great Performances and Ed Sullivan's Rock 'N' Roll Classics: Elvis Presley.
*Documentaries and Made-for-TV Movies -- Elvis By the Presleys, Elvis and Me, Elvis On Tour and Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers.
*Feature Movies -- Love Me Tender; Wild in the Country; Easy Come, Easy Go; Fun in Acapulco; Paradise Hawaiian Style; Roustabout; Girl Happy; Live a Little, Love a Little and Speedway.
*A TV Land Original Special -- Myths and Legends: Elvis
Thursday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Based on the popularity of season one of TV Land Myths & Legends, this half-hour special coincides with TV Land's month-long salute to Elvis Presley. Thirty years after his death, TV Land takes an in-depth look at some of the most popularly held mysteries about the "King of Rock and Roll" and dissects them to separate fact from fiction.
ABC News Specials, "Elvis: Viva Las Vegas"
Airing on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m., ET
For the 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, ABC News is producing a two-hour TV event in High Definition that will examine how the King of Rock-and-Roll re-invented Las Vegas, and how it re-invented him. Top recording stars of 2007 perform Elvis' Vegas classics, woven in with previously unreleased music and documentary footage -- never-before-seen-film of Elvis' Vegas years.