Great Performances, a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on PBS since 1972. The show is produced by WNET in New York City. It is one of the longest running performing arts anthologies on television, second only to Hallmark Hall of Fame. Great Performances presents concerts, ballet, opera, an occasional documentary such as Toscanini: The Maestro, and plays. The series has also won many television awards, including an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award and an Image Award, with nods from the Directors Guild of America and the Cinema Audio Society. The program's spin-off, Great Performances: Dance In America, which began on PBS in 1976, concentrates solely on dance, featuring such performers as Mikhail Baryshnikov. Although it is not seen as often as previously, there have recently been new Dance in America programs, such as the Emmy-winning 2005 production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, starring Angel Corella, Gillian Murphy and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2007, Great Performances began rebroadcasting performances from the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series. Repeat guest hosts include Walter Cronkite, Julie Andrews and Whoopi Goldberg.
A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills. Adam Hills is one the UK's best loved comedians. For 30 years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. Along the way Adam shares some childhood tales and a few backstage blunders and encounters some fairly famous faces - the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Connolly, and that guy who sang The Macarena. Yes, him. This is an utterly hilarious and honest collection of stories about Adam's ups and downs in the world of comedy. It's a lesson in following your heart, being positive and discovering that what makes you different also makes you unique. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Hills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001938/bk_hodd_001938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.