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Los Angeles Music Legends Bacharach, Botti, Warren and Tyrell Join LA Tonight with Roy Firestone on KCET

LOS
ANGELES MUSIC LEGENDS BACHARACH, BOTTI, WARREN AND TYRELL

JOIN LA TONIGHT WITH ROY FIRESTONE ON KCET

 

New
week of specials features Burt Bacharach,
Chris Botti, Diane Warren and Steve Tyrell on the issues shaping their lives
& music.

Tennis
great Andre Agassi and famed choreographer Debbie Allen join Roy the following
week, which includes an encore broadcast of an interview with hit-maker David
Foster.

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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 7, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public
television station serving Southern and Central California, is pleased to
present L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone. This
special series of new half-hour interview shows,
hosted by Emmy® award-winning
journalist Roy Firestone,
features
some of this century's most influential leaders in entertainment and
sports. 

In
the week-long "Music Makers" series beginning March 12, 2012 at 10 p.m.,
Firestone begins an intriguing two-part interview with Grammy® Award-winning
trumpeter Chris Botti ("When I Fall
in Love", "Emmanuel" and "Cinema Paradiso"), who reveals the key question to ask
aspiring young musicians, why it's sometimes good to be broke, and the artist
he says gave him his career.

 

Next,
on March 13 at 10 p.m., viewers get a rare glimpse into the life of one of the
most enduring artists of our time with legendary musician, composer and
producer Burt Bacharach ("Raindrops
Keep Falling on My Head, "House Is Not A Home" and "Alfie"), who talks about
his favorite hip-hop artists, and the experience that made him stop writing
Broadway musicals.

 

Later
in the week on March 14 at 10 p.m., multiple award-winning songwriter/producer,
Diane Warren ("Because You Loved Me",
"How Do I Live" and "Un-break My Heart") discusses the time she got down on her
knees and begged an artist to record one of her songs; and then on March 16,
Grammy® Award-winning jazz vocalist and producer Steve Tyrell ("The Way You Look Tonight," "Simple Life" and "Crush
on You") shares stories about his partnerships with the biggest names in the
music industry, and the song he credits with changing his life.

 

During the week of March 19, Firestone switches gears and introduces
viewers to an entirely different side of retired tennis icon Andre Agassi, who talks about his
conflicted relationship with his celebrated career and his full life off the
court involving his non-profit work and family
.

 

And
on March 20, Firestone welcomes dancer/director/choreographer Debbie Allen - 30 years after FAME! - who tells him how dance gave her
a sense of self, but that fame was never the goal.

 

During
this series, KCET will also air encore broadcast of L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone
featuring 16-time
Grammy® Award-winning producer/songwriter, David Foster ("Prayer," "Home" and "If
I Didn't Love You"), Foster performs
some of his biggest hits on the piano and reminisces about working with some of
the greatest voices of all time.

 

The new L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone schedule
includes:

March
12 at 10 p.m. -- Chris Botti, Part 1

March
13 at 10 p.m. -- Burt Bacharach

March
14 at 10 p.m. -- Diane Warren

March
15 at 10 p.m. -- Chris Botti, Part 2

March
16 at 10 p.m. -- Steve Tyrell

March
19 at 10 p.m. -- Andre Agassi

March
20 at 10 p.m. -- Debbie Allen

March
21 at 10 p.m. -- David Foster

For media assets for any of the above programs, please visit http://www.kcet.org/about/pressroom/

 

ABOUT LA TONIGHT WITH ROY
FIRESTONE

Originally
produced and uninterrupted, L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone invites celebrities and public figures who live in
Los Angeles to discuss their lives and the provocative issues shaping today's
news in a lively and intimate format. 
The show also provides unique moments of insight into the show's guests,
with engaging questions, live solo performances, as well as unexpected calls
from the people who impacted their lives the most.  Previous guests on L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone include Mark Geragos, celebrity
defense attorney; Steve Edwards, veteran entertainment reporter and anchor for
Fox 11's Good Day LA; and Harvey
Levin, founder of TMZ.

 

 

ABOUT ROY FIRESTONE

Roy
Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE
Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer and producer. 
As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN's legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close
Primetime
, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians,
actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers.

 

Sports Illustrated calls Firestone
"The best interviewer in the business."  The late Pulitzer Prize
winning columnist Jim Murray once said, "Roy Firestone isn't just the best
sports interviewer I've ever seen, he's the best interviewer period. That
includes, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, any and
all of them."

 

Firestone
currently hosts Up Close Classic,
which is broadcast on ESPN daily.  Other shows hosted by Firestone
include: HDNet's Face to Face with Roy
Firestone
and AOL's Time Out...with Roy
Firestone.

 

Not
limited to television, Firestone is also prolific on the printed page -- as the
author of two best-selling books, Up
Close with Roy Firestone
, and most recently, Don't Make Me Cry, Roy.

 

ABOUT KCET

On-air,
online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and
educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide
range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public
television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,
duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal
Connected
, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that
examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year
history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news
and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions,
its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and
community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported
community institution. For additional information about KCET productions,
web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit
kcet.org.

 

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