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Country Music Television To Honor Elvis

August 09, 2008 | Other
Country Music Television is preparing for a week of hound dogs and heartbreak hotels. Starting August 11, CMT is honoring the King with week-long programming featuring specials on CMT Insider and CMT Top 20 Countdown.

The six-day event kicks off with Elvis: Las Vegas, a concert special that features rare footage of the rock-and-roll legend, and interviews with those who were close to him. The special also will showcase performances of Elvis classics, including Toby Keith and Joe Perry performing "Mystery Train," Faith Hill performing the gospel classic "Peace in the Valley," and Three 6 Mafia performing "In the Ghetto." Elvis: Las Vegas airs Monday, Aug. 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Other programming for Elvis Week includes footage of the Elvis Week 2008 events held in Memphis, Tenn., with a launch party for the Elvis: Las Vegas special. On Saturday, Aug. 16, the channel will air Jailhouse Rock at 3:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST/CST.

Country Music Television made a stop at Graceland on Sunday in preparation for the kick off of Elvis: Viva Las Vegas which airs on the network starting Monday night followed by the sale of the TV special exclusively at Wal-Mart starting Tuesday, August 12th.

CMT Top 20 Countdown host Lance Smith visited the mansion with a production crew as the network taped portions of Lance’s hour long country music video show that will air starting Friday the 15th through Sunday the 17th. Lance taped introductions to videos currently topping the country charts in addition to a few Elvis classics covered by Country artists as they appear in Elvis: Viva Las Vegas.
Ernst Jorgensen On Elvis Ernst Jorgensen, one of the key experts on Elvis' recording career, talks about the music of 'The King'. Mon Aug 11 2:30 PM TCM Sun Aug 17 12:45 AM TCM Kissin' Cousins (1964) Directed by Gene Nelson. There's double trouble for Elvis Presley as a US Airforce officer who must persuade his look-a-like cousin to allow a missile base to be built on his farm. Mon Aug 11 3:00 PM TCM Jerry Schilling on Elvis 07 Elvis' great friend, movie stand-in and author, Jerry Schilling, shares his personal memories of the 'The King'. Tue Aug 12 2:25 PM TCM Sat Aug 16 8:30 PM TCM Mon Aug 25 2:25 PM TCM Live A Little, Love A Little (1968) Directed by Norman Taurog. Starring: Elvis Presley, Michelle Carey, Rudy Vallee, Don Porter, Dick Sargent Elvis stars as a playboy photographer who finds himself amorously ensnared by a vivid young woman who has designs on his bachelorhood. 86 mins. Colour. Tue Aug 12 3:00 PM TCM Fri Aug 29 12:35 AM TCM 101 Best Kept Hollywood Secrets The final 20 skeletons in the Tinseltown closet, featuring the film critic who was an invention of a movie studio to provide guaranteed good press, the cast of Star Wars making an ill-advised foray into television and Janet Jackson causing uproar among the Superbowl audience. Russell Crowe, Elvis Presley and Sylvester Stallone also make the list, as well as the story of how Ozzy Osbourne managed to offend the entire population of Texas Thu Aug 14 7:00 AM E! The E! True Hollywood Story: The Last Days of Elvis An insight into the final days of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley. Sat Aug 16 2:00 PM E! Mon Aug 18 10:00 AM E! Jailhouse Rock (1957) Directed by Richard Thorpe. Starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaugnessey The ultimate big-screen Presley offering, with ?The King' rockin' both the prison and the music world in the movie that many consider to be his best. 93 mins. B/W Sat Aug 16 3:00 PM TCM Sat Aug 16 9:00 PM TCM Sun Aug 17 9:00 AM TCM Adrian Wootton On Elvis 2007 A tribute to the 'King'. Adrian Wootten, CEO of Film London and the UK Elvis fan club introduces his favourite moments from Elvis' film career. Sat Aug 16 4:35 PM TCM Tue Aug 26 2:30 PM TCM Double Trouble (1967) Directed by Norman Taurog. Elvis Presley attracts the amorous attentions of a young heiress while he's touring Britain. Enjoyable musical romp that includes 'Long Legged Girl'. Sat Aug 16 5:00 PM TCM Girl Happy (1965) Directed by Boris Sagal. Romance is sure to blossom on the sunny beaches of Florida as Elvis Presley is hired to 'babysit' the beautiful, brainy daughter of a nightclub-owner boss. Sat Aug 16 6:45 PM TCM Altered By Elvis People who feel deeply affected by Elvis Presley explain how the legendary singer features in their lives Sat Aug 16 8:00 PM Sky Arts Sat Aug 16 8:00pm on Sky Arts HD Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970) Directed by Denis Sanders. Starring Elvis Presley and the TCB Band: James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson and Ronnie Tutt. Acclaimed documentary of The King's later years, a compelling portrait of his life on and off the stage, and his legendary Las Vegas performances. 96 mins. Colour. Sat Aug 16 9:00 PM TCM Sun Aug 17 3:00 AM TCM Wed Aug 27 7:05 PM TCM Sanjeev Bhaskar On Elvis 2007 Actor, writer and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar takes the hot seat exclusively for TCM to discuss why he has always been such a huge fan of Elvis. Sat Aug 16 10:50 PM TCM Death By Excess: Elvis An insight into the death of the King of rock 'n' roll - Elvis Presley. Many were surprised by his premature death at the relatively young age of 42, given his youthful deportment and slender figure during his heyday. The programme uses CGI to expose the damage done to his internal organs through years of abuse, which eventually caused him to suffer a fatal heart attack. Sun Aug 17 12:15 AM Sky Three Mon Aug 18 2:40 AM Sky Three Kid Galahad Boxing drama remake starring Elvis Presley as a singing mechanic who becomes a fighter. With Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman. (PG) (1962) (Rating: 2/5) SUB Sun Aug 17 2:55 AM ITV1 Viva Las Vegas (1964) Directed by George Sidney Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley star in this musical of an ambitious racing driver who takes a job in a casino to fund his entry to the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Sun Aug 17 3:00 PM TCM Sun Aug 17 11:15 PM TCM Elvis Presley's Graceland Life behind the famous gates of Graceland, where thousands flock to pay their respects each year Sun Aug 17 7:00 PM Biography Mon Aug 18 7:00 AM Biography Mon Aug 18 1:00 PM Biography Elvis in Tupelo Charting the early life of Elvis Presley, from a poor boy growing up in Mississippi to finding fame in 1956 Sun Aug 17 8:00 PM Biography Mon Aug 18 1:00 AM Biography Mon Aug 18 8:00 AM Biography Mon Aug 18 2:00 PM Biography Elvis in the Beginning Contemporaries of Elvis Presley talk about his rise to fame Sun Aug 17 10:30 PM VH1 Classic Dead Famous Elvis: Gail Porter and Chris Fleming head for Memphis to investigate reported sightings of Elvis Presley Sun Aug 17 11:00 PM Biography It Happened At The World' Fair (1963) Directed by Norman Taurog. Starring Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu, H.M. Wynant There's romance in store in this actioner set at Seattle's World's Fair, with Elvis as a daredevil pilot falling for a pretty nurse. 101 mins. Colour. Mon Aug 18 7:05 PM TCM Tue Aug 19 1:05 AM TCM2 Speedway (1968) Directed by Norman Taurog. Nancy Sinatra is the IRS agent who brings even more trouble for stock-car racer Elvis Presley when he discovers that his manager has been swindling him. D: Norman Taurog Tue Aug 19 3:00 PM TCM Wed Aug 20 5:00 AM TCM Harum Scarum (1965) Directed by Gene Nelson. Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffires, Michael Ansara. Elvis is a matinee idol who finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue when assassins try to convince him to bump off the ruler of a desert kingdom. 82 mins. Unrated. Colour. Mon Aug 18 3:00 PM TCM Sun Aug 31 9:35 AM TCM Stay Away Joe (1968) Directed by Peter Tewksbury. Elvis Presley stars as an Indian with rodeo skills who's both diplomat and lover as he fights for his tribe and
John4126 wrote on August 09, 2008
Get these people on the duets album!