Hosts Peter Marshall and Nick Clooney celebrate the beloved crooner
For over 50 years, Perry Como ranked as one of America’s most successful and beloved entertainers. A big band singer in the late 1930s, a radio star in the 1940s and then a TV headliner in the 1950s and beyond, Como was a warm and welcome presence in millions of households for six decades, charting over 100 hit songs along the way.
For the first time, a collection of Como’s biggest hits from long-lost and newly-restored episodes from his TV series — including rare color programs and more recently discovered footage — is being presented in a new PBS special. Hosted by Peter Marshall and Nick Clooney, Perry Como Classics: Till the End of Time (My Music) is now airing on PBS stations (check local listings).
Hit records such as “It’s Impossible,” “Catch A Falling Star,” “Magic Moments,” “Round & Round,” “Home For The Holidays,” “And I Love You So,” “No Other Love” and dozens more made Como one of the most popular male singers of the 20th century on the record charts, ranking with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
The show includes remembrances from celebrities like Carol Burnett, Regis Philbin, Jay Leno, Kathy Lennon (of The Lennon Sisters), Leonard Maltin, Richard Carpenter, Debby Boone, Steve Tyrell and others.