The Carpenters Documentary Airs December 5th On PBS
If you were around in the 70’s you were hard pressed to not hear the music of The Carpenters on the radio, on television or at the house of one of the girls you were dating.
On Saturday December 5th, the public television series MY MUSIC will present Close To You: Remembering The Carpenters, airing on PBS and Public Television stations nationwide.
It’s a look back at the lives and musical arc of the beloved brother-and-sister songwriting duo, the film stands as a testament to their enduring musical legacy. Featuring rare performances and extensive archival footage, this remastered documentary celebrates the timeless appeal of the Carpenters’ unique sound, from Karen’s warmly expressive voice to Richard’s diverse talents as arranger, producer, pianist and composer. During their spectacular career, the duo was the recipient of three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist of 1970, an American Music Award and over 20 gold records. Remembrances from friends and colleagues Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, Petula Clark and Paul Williams are also included.
TJL Productions’ MY MUSIC series is proud to bring this program back to public television audiences. “Hearing Karen’s intimate voice is like listening to our own inner voice, the music she and Richard made expresses every emotion we go through in this life,” says Lubinsky, the series’ executive producer. “I felt that bringing the heartwarming story of the Carpenters to public television will help now for new generations to discover and us older fans to reflect on their extraordinary work.”
As part of this television event, a new 3-cd box set of Carpenters’ songs, Carpenters – The Complete Singles, will be available exclusively via public television stations as a pledge gift, as well as a remastered DVD of the documentary.
The documentary can be seen December 5th in Northeast Ohio on PBS stations WVIZ/Cleveland, WNEO/Youngstown and WEAO/Akron.