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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Moment in Pop: Motown 25


 


Back when there were just three major over the air tv networks and limited cable, it was more common for a television show or event to rise above the crowd and become a massive pop cultural event. "A Moment in Pop" will highlight these TV events plus other cultural touchstones and phenomenons.

NBC sought to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of Motown Records, the small black owned record company that would take the entire world by storm. By producing sweet, sweet music, Motown would change the world and the United States by desegregating the world of music and bringing people together. NBC had no idea that Motown 25 would electrify the country; by the end of the special, Motown would be honored, memories would be rekindled and Michael Jackson would produce an electrifying performance that would catapult him to the stratosphere and provide much fodder for water cooler conversations the next day. For one evening, the country would come together to enjoy the music, memories and magic.