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Best Band in the Land (1940s)

Episode 2 examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II.

While preparing an original patriotic song of his own, to be performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Michael weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows and V-disks, and war bond rallies, and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.

  • 2010
  • PBS Episode(s): 2
related performer(s)
Michael Feinstein
related songwriter(s)
Michael Feinstein
related collection(s)
The Michael Feinstein Collection