GEORGE CARLIN EDITION CH. GUIDE: Sat/Sun Music

Compiled by Blurt Staff

 

57 channels and nothin’ on? Not likely. Here’s BLURT’s top
music television picks of the day. The time is followed by the
network/cable/satellite channel, then the name of the program and/or featured
artist(s). All times are EST. For a comprehensive hour-by-hour listing, go to
the VH1 Rock On TV site.
Note that for certain channels, shows frequently repeat during the day on or
subsequent days.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM NBC:

 

NBC’S
“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” REMEMBERS GEORGE CARLIN THIS WEEKEND

 

“SNL”
Honors Legendary Comedian George Carlin, Re-Airing Its 1975 Premiere Episode
with Carlin as Host.

 

As hilarious and heartfelt tributes pour in marking the passing of
groundbreaking comedian George Carlin, “Saturday Night Live” pays
tribute on Saturday, June 28 (11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. ET), re-airing its premiere
episode that featured Carlin as host.

 

Remembering
Carlin, “Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne
Michaels noted: “You never forget the people who were there at the
beginning. George Carlin helped give ‘Saturday Night Live’ its start as our
first host. He was gracious, fearless, and most important of all, funny.”

 

Typifying the
show’s “of-the-moment” sensibility that would continue throughout its
over thirty-year history, Carlin was brought in as the first host of the
groundbreaking comedy show. Carlin performed three individual monologues on the
program that also introduced audiences to the now legendary “Not Ready For
Prime-Time Players” Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy
Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Larraine Newman and Gilda
Radner.

 

The 1975
episode also features musical guests Janis Ian and Billy Preston as well as a
landmark performance from comedian Andy Kaufman.

 

 

 

 

TIME (EST) / CHANNEL
/ PROGRAM / ARTIST(S)

 

 

SATURDAY 6-28-08

 

9:00 AM Biography: Dean Martin

 

12:00 PM MHD: This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

 

1:00 PM VH1C: Heavy: The Story of Metal

 

3:30 PM RAVE HD: Beautiful Noise: Neko Case

 

6:00 PM VH1 Classic in Concert: Poison – Live, Raw &
Uncut

 

8:00 PM Great American Country: Opry Live: Dwight Yoakam ,
Joe Nichols , Charley Pride , Jennifer Hanson

 

9:00 PM MHD: Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop

 

9:00 PM PBS: Austin
City Limits: Blues
Traveler / Café Tacuba

                       

9:30 PM VH1C: Tommy (1975)

 

11:00 PM MTV2: Headbangers Ball: Lamb of God

 

11:30 PM NBC: Saturday Night Live – October 11, 1975: George
Carlin / Billy Preston / Janis Ian

 

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SUNDAY 6-29-08

 

 

11:00 AM Great American Country: Master Series: John Hiatt

 

11:00 AM MHD: Radiohead: From The Basement

 

12:00 PM HDNet Concert Series: Hootie and the Blowfish Live
in Charleston

 

12:00 PM RAVE HD: Montreux Jazz Festival 1991: Ray Charles ,
Robert Cray , The Moody Blues

 

2:00 – 12:00 PM VH1C: The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll:

 

3:00 PM HDNet Concert Series: Gorillaz – Demon Days Live

 

4:00 PM RAVE HD: From The Basement: Beck , Jamie Lidell ,
Jarvis Cocker

 

7:00 PM MHD: O.A.R. – Live From Madison Square
Garden

 

7:00 PM Sundance: Forty Shades of Blue (2005) w/J. Blackfoot
, Jim Dickinson , Sid Selvidge , Tommy Burroughs

 

8:00 PM ET HDNet Concert Series: John Mellencamp Live at
Walter Reed

 

10:30 PM MOJO: London Live!: Newton Faulkner ,
Alphabeat , David Jordan , The Futureheads

 

11:15 PM HDNet Concert Series: Willie Nelson Live at Billy
Bob’s

 

12:00 AM VH1C: Storytellers:  Billy Idol

 

1:00 AM VH1C: Unplugged: Nirvana

 

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