Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET, Mon 11:00PM ET
April 23On April 23, Through the Decades takes a look back on the day director John Landis was ordered to stand trial for the deaths that occurred during the filming of The Twilight Zone: The Movie. We’re also turning back the lens of time to remember when punk rockers The Ramones released their first album and we profile the life and career of actor Lee Majors.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET, Tue 11:00PM ET
April 24On April 24, Through the Decades recalls the story of how actress Jane Fonda became a pioneer in the fitness industry. We’re also celebrating the birth of Barbra Streisand and we’re reliving President Jimmy Carter’s failed rescue mission in Iran.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET, Wed 11:00PM ET
April 25On April 25, Through the Decades remembers the day in history when NASA’s Hubble Telescope was released into space. We’re also looking back on when researchers changed medicine forever with the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA and when Edwin Land introduced a game changing instant camera which would revolutionize photography.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET, Thu 11:00PM ET
April 26On April 26, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on when the legendary exclusive nightclub, Studio 54, opened its doors. We’re also remembering the dazzling career of comedian Lucille Ball and we look back on the day Vermont became the first state to sign into law a bill that allowed same-sex couples to form civil unions.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET, Fri 11:00PM ET
April 27On April 27, Through the Decades takes viewers back in time to the day in history when construction began on the Freedom Tower in New York City. We’re also remembering when the nation gathered for a final goodbye to Richard Nixon and on the day of his birth we’re celebrating the life and career of Casey Kasem.
Sat 9:00AM ET
Cults and Cult FollowingsThrough the Decades takes the hour to recall the stories of cults and cult followings, including how the first gathering of Star Trek fans became an annual tradition. We’re also remembering the group who had a dangerous obsession with the comet Hale-Bopp and we turn back the lens of time on the tragic story that surrounded the remote commune in South America that would be known as Jonestown.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET, Mon 11:00PM ET
April 30On April 30, Through the Decades remembers when the automobile giant Chrysler was forced to file for bankruptcy. We’re also looking back on when comedian Ellen DeGeneres made history with an announcement on primetime television and we profile the life and career of country music icon Willie Nelson.
Bill Kurtis is an author, producer, and award-winning journalist. Bill got his start in television working for WIBW in Topeka, KS. His work with CBS News ranged from covering the fall of Saigon to anchoring "The CBS Morning News." His documentary work includes the Peabody Award-winning PBS series The New Explorers, as well Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files for A&E Network and American Greed on CNBC.
Using his journalistic skills and his background as a law school graduate, Bill authored The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice, which explores issues surrounding capital punishment in America. He also provided the satirical narration for the feature film comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He also is the judge and scorekeeper for NPR’s weekly game show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Kerry Sayers has spent more than twenty years in the media industry, working in radio and television. For much of that time, Sayers has been at the epicenter of Chicago sports. She has hosted shows for Comcast and covered football for Fox. Sayers began her career at WILX in Lansing, MI and has since worked across the country from Buffalo to the Pacific Northwest.
Kerry graduated from the University of Michigan and lives in Chicago with her husband, their daughter and just welcomed their second child, a son, in September.
Ellee Pai Hong
Ellee Pai Hong is a veteran journalist, having spent a career covering news and teaching journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Ellee started her career in broadcast news as a general assignment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL. She made the jump to Decatur, IL then Hartford, CT before landing as anchor for NBC in Chicago.
Ellee moved to the United States from Korea as a child and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Chicago with her husband John and their two children.