by Alannah

Taped at Carnegie Hall on Irving Berlin’s 100th birthday, May 11, 1988, and televised May 27, 1988. It’s very hard to pick out a favorite performance here – they are all so marvelous! If you need a break halfway through, close the video and go back later. When you return to YouTube and click on the video it will still be at the spot that you left off. Pretty amazing!
If you would like to go straight to a particular performance, click on the number next to performer in list and it will take you there.

Following in order of appearance:
00:00 Shirley MacLaine opens with – “I’m Happy”
03:28 Opening title and performers are announced.
04:24 Walter Cronkite introduces Maureen McGovern & Jerry Orbach.
06:30 Maureen McGovern & 06:57 Jerry Orbach – medley
11:54 Michael Feinstein – “I Love A Piano”
14:50 Nell Carter – “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”
18:13 Isaac Stern – talks about Berlin’s piano, which is there on stage.
19:30 Irving Berlin singing in 1968
23:06 Willie Nelson – “Blue Skies”
25:45 Ray Charles – “How Much Do I Love You” & “What Will I Do”
32:52 Old clips of Mary Martin & John Raitt
33:40 Beatrice Arthur, MaryAnn Plunkett & Barry Bostwick – medley
44:46 Jerome Robbins
45:06 Garrison Keillor speaks about Berlin & “sing/talks” song “All Alone”
47:30 Natalie Cole – “Supper Time”
51:11 Frank Sinatra – “Always” & “When I Lost You”
54:56 Members of the United States House of Representatives & the Senate (standing on steps of the Capitol building) sing Happy Birthday to Berlin.
55:26 (Teri Garr in one of the ads I didn’t take out-wish she was in the show!)

56:00 Very short clip of Irving Berlin singing “Easter Parade”
56:28 Morton Gould talks about Berlin’s prodigious output of music
58:15 Old clips of Al Jolson, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman & Rosemary Clooney.
1:01:29 Rosemary Clooney – “White Christmas”
Published on Aug 30, 2012
1:05:44 Shirley MacLaine – introduces Tommy Tune
1:06:36 Tommy Tune – “Putting On The Ritz”
1:11:22 Bob Hope talks about Irving Berlin.
1:12:45 Madelyn Kahn – “You’d Be Surprised”
1:16:19 Movie clip of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.
1:17:00 Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams & Diane Schuur – medley
1:20:42 Tony Bennett – “Shaking The Blues Away”
1:23:24 Walter Cronkite – talking about movie “This Is The Army”
1:25:05 Irving Berlin singing “Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning”
1:26:00 Ronald Reagan movie clip & military singing and marching into the show.
1:30:00 Marilyn Horne – “God Bless America”
1:33:57 Berlin receiving medal in 1954 for “God Bless America”
1:34:40 Shirley MacLaine – “There’s No Business Like Show Business”
1:35:50 Grand Finale

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