The artists are the nation’s tears, the nation’s laughter, and ultimately, the nation’s memory.
I first heard Theodore Bikel as a youngster listening to my parents play their favorite music on the stereo. His folk albums filled our home with a joyous sound I remember to this day.
When I was told by his publicist that Theo had written a memoir I could not resist having this most talented performer and cherished folk-singer on the show.
Theo is not only a folksinger, but an Oscar nominated actor for his role in The Defiant Ones and one of the great Broadway actors over the past 50 years.
His portrayal of Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof, is considered one of the best and he originated the iconic role of Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music. In fact, Rodgers and Hammerstein created the song Edleweiss personally for Theodore Bikel.
This week on most of our PBS stations you too will have the opportunity to meet and enjoy this remarkably talented man.
Plus, in honor of Passover and Easter, which begin this week, I thought an appropriate episode to post on my YouTube Channel would be one featuring the renowned Physicist and Philosopher Gerald Schroeder, whose book; God According to God, is a true viewer favorite.
Enjoy both shows and wishing all my viewers a lovely Easter and joyous Passover,
EPISODE LISTINGS AND TIMES ARE IN THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG.
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