Documentary About the Rock Hall to Premiere On September 4

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click to enlarge Documentary About the Rock Hall to Premiere On September 4
Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
As its title suggests, Great Museums Television makes documentaries about museums. Its newest documentary, Sound Tracks: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, will have its worldwide premiere at 9 p.m. on Sept. 4 on WVIZ-TV Cleveland. Narrated by Steven Van Zandt, an actor and the lead guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the film showcases the Rock Hall and tells the story of rock's origins.

The documentary features interviews, histories and anecdotes by artists and rock pioneers including Graham Nash, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, Heart's Ann Wilson and Run D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels. Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records, and Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine and co-founder of the Rock Hall, also contribute. 

"Within these walls lie the artifacts and stories of rock and roll, which is the most accessible art form of our time," explains Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in a press release announcing the film's premiere. “It is wonderful to roll out this documentary nationally on public television, and it makes it even more special that the premiere will air right here on WVIZ in Cleveland.” 

The film will repeat at 3 p.m. on September 6 and at 10 p.m. on September 21. You can watch a promotional video for the program here