PBS to Air 'George Benson: Absolutely Live' Grammy(R)-Winning Guitarist/Vocalist's Belfast Concert Appearance

With Special Guests to Be Broadcast in Upcoming 90-Minute Special



    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A legend in the jazz and pop worlds,
 multiple Grammy(R)-winner George Benson displays his many talents on his new
 PBS Special "George Benson: Absolutely Live."  The show will air on PBS
 stations nationwide during the month of December.  (Attached is a preliminary
 carriage report -- further dates and stations will be added.)
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001117/LAF020 )
     Filmed in Belfast, Ireland in May, 2000, "George Benson: Absolutely Live"
 showcases the internationally-recognized musician in top form, performing
 music from throughout his groundbreaking career.  For this concert, Benson was
 backed by his regular touring band, the BBC Big Band, and special guest
 pianist Joe Sample.  Sample, who co-founded The Crusaders before embarking on
 a successful solo career, is a featured performer on Benson's most recent CD,
 "Absolute Benson" (GRP Records).
     Sure to please longtime fans as well as anyone not as familiar with
 Benson's music, "George Benson: Absolutely Live" features renditions of such
 hits as "Breezin'," "Turn Your Love Around," "This Masquerade," and "On
 Broadway."  The program also captures Benson and his band performing songs
 from "Absolute Benson" including "Deeper Than You Think," "Hipping the Hop,"
 and "The Ghetto/El Barrio."
     "George Benson: Absolutely Live" was produced by Anita Bennett &
 Associates and High Five Entertainment.  Dennis Turner is the show's Executive
 Producer.  The show was directed by Stanley Dorfman.
 
 
         (This report is provided to you by Anita Bennett & Associates
                   and is considered proprietary information)
 
     George Benson: Absolutely Live           Report Date:         11/08/2000
     December 2000 Preliminary                Est. TV HH (%):          35.3
      Carriage Report                         Telecasts:                46
 
     station net     date       time   time       nielsen        dma   mkt cvr
                                       zone         dma         rank   factor
 
     WLIW   PBS       TBD       TBD     ET        NEW YORK         1   6.854
     NJ NET PBS       TBD       TBD     ET        NEW YORK         1
     KCET   PBS       TBD       TBD     PT      LOS ANGELES        2   5.167
     WHYY   PBS   12/05/2000  10:00 PM  ET    PHILADELPHIA PA      4   2.646
     NJ NET PBS       TBD       TBD     ET    PHILADELPHIA PA      4
     KRCB   PBS   12/07/2000  9:30 PM   PT     SAN FRANCISCO       5   2.383
     WFPT   PBS   12/03/2000  9:00 PM   ET     WASHINGTON DC       8   2.004
     WWPB   PBS   12/03/2000  9:00 PM   ET     WASHINGTON DC       8
     WFPT   PBS   12/08/2000  12:00 PM  ET     WASHINGTON DC       8
     WWPB   PBS   12/08/2000  12:00 PM  ET     WASHINGTON DC       8
     WTVS   PBS   12/04/2000  8:00 PM   CT       DETROIT MI        9   1.834
     WVIZ   PBS   12/14/2000  8:00 PM   ET       CLEVELAND        13   1.485
     WUSF   PBS   12/04/2000  9:30 PM   ET  TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG  14   1.472
     WQED   PBS   12/10/2000  10:00 PM  ET     PITTSBURGH PA      20   1.105
     WGPT   PBS   12/03/2000  9:00 PM   ET     PITTSBURGH PA      20
     WGPT   PBS   12/08/2000  12:00 PM  ET     PITTSBURGH PA      20
     OR PTV PBS   12/09/2000  7:30 PM   PT        PORTLAND        23     1
     WMPB   PBS   12/03/2000  9:00 PM   ET      BALTIMORE MD      24   0.989
     WMPT   PBS   12/03/2000  9:00 PM   ET      BALTIMORE MD      24
     WMPB   PBS   12/08/2000  12:00 PM  ET      BALTIMORE MD      24
     WMPT   PBS   12/08/2000  12:00 PM  ET      BALTIMORE MD      24
     WFYI   PBS   12/06/2000  7:00 PM   CT      INDIANAPOLIS      25   0.962
     KCPT   PBS   12/02/2000  10:00 PM  CT      KANSAS CITY       33   0.807
     WGVU   PBS   12/11/2000  9:30 PM   CT GRAND RAPIDS-KALAMAZOO 38   0.671
     KNME   PBS   12/08/2000  9:00 PM   CT  ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE  49    0.57
     KLVX   PBS   12/20/2000  9:30 PM   PT      LAS VEGAS NV      51   0.547
     WJCT   PBS   12/09/2000  11:00 PM  ET   JACKSONVILLE FL -    53   0.537
                                                BRUNSWICK GA
     WPTD   PBS   12/03/2000  9:45 PM   ET         DAYTON         54   0.507
     WPTD   PBS   12/08/2000  11:15 PM  ET         DAYTON         54
     WOUB   PBS   12/08/2000  9:30 PM   ET CHARLESTON-HUNTINGTON  58   0.483
     WOUB   PBS   12/09/2000  12:00 PM  ET CHARLESTON-HUNTINGTON  58
     WFUM   PBS   12/11/2000  9:30 PM   CT FLINT-SAGINAW-BAY CITY 64   0.448
     KHET   PBS   12/05/2000  8:00 PM             HONOLULU        71   0.384
     WXXI   PBS   12/05/2000  8:00 PM   ET       ROCHESTER        77    0.37
     WCNY   PBS   12/03/2000  3:30 PM   ET      SYRACUSE NY       80   0.354
     WNIT   PBS   12/08/2000  10:00 PM  ET       SOUTH BEND       85   0.317
     WPSX   PBS   11/08/2000  10:00 PM  ET   JOHNSTOWN-ALTOONA    93    0.29
     WFSU   PBS   12/09/2000  11:00 PM  ET      TALLAHASSEE-      110  0.227
                                               THOMASVILLE GA
     KACV   PBS   12/05/2000  10:40 PM  CT        AMARILLO        126  0.191
     KEDT   PBS   12/05/2000  8:30 PM   CT     CORPUS CHRISTI     127  0.189
     WI Net PBS   01/08/2001  9:30 PM   CT       LA CROSSE        129  0.181
     WFSG   PBS   12/09/2000  11:00 PM  ET     PANAMA CITY FL     158  0.121
     WCPB   PBS   12/03/2000  9:00 PM   ET      SALISBURY MD      162  0.109
     WDPB   PBS   12/05/2000  10:00 PM  ET      SALISBURY MD      162
     WCPB   PBS   12/08/2000  12:00 PM  ET      SALISBURY MD      162
     WUFT   PBS   12/15/2000  10:30 PM  ET     GAINESVILLE FL     166  0.103
 
                                                                       35.307
 
 

SOURCE Verve Music Group

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