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Dan Rather Interviews Ringo Starr for TBI’s 100th Episode


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Dan Rather and Ringo Starr

Dan Rather and Ringo Starr

AXS TV’s The Big Interview With Dan Rather celebrates its landmark 100TH episode with an exclusive sit-down with The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, kicking off the second-half of the series’ sixth season on Tuesday, October 2, at 9pE/6pP.

During the candid conversation, Starr goes in-depth sharing stories from his acclaimed career as he talks about about his endless love of performing, his fateful introduction to the drums as a child during one of many arduous hospital stays, maintaining his sense of authenticity through the superstardom, and the brotherhood of The Beatles, while delving into his highly successful career traveling around the world with his spectacular All-Starr Band, performing rock n’ roll classics with a revolving roster of his famous friends and fellow legends.

Other second-half highlights include all-new in-depth interviews with soulful rocker Rod Stewart (Oct. 9); Country music superstar Toby Keith (Oct. 16); groundbreaking Southern Rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd (Oct. 23); chart-topping rock mainstays Kansas (Oct. 30); award-winning folk artist Joan Baez (Nov. 6); beloved funnyman/actor Dan Aykroyd (Nov. 13); Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy (Nov. 20); multi-talented music man Kenny Loggins (Nov. 27); bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs (Dec. 4); rockabilly rebel Brian Setzer (Dec. 11); and guitar guru Dickey Betts (Dec. 18).

Since its premiere episode on September 16, 2013—featuring Oscar®-, Emmy®-, and Golden Globe®-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin—The Big Interview has put the spotlight on some of the most influential names in entertainment, giving viewers a rare glimpse into their personal lives and legendary careers as Dan Rather gets them to open up in his trademark fashion. The impressive roster of all-star guests reads like a definitive list of true Hollywood greatness, with Rather interviewing industry trailblazers such as Don Rickles, Merle Haggard, and Gregg Allman shortly before their deaths; as well as filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone; comedienne/actress Carol Burnett; actors Keifer Sutherland and Benicio Del Toro; Country standouts Willie Nelson, Shania Twain and Keith Urban; and an eclectic collection of musical innovators that includes Robert Plant, Meat Loaf, Patti LaBelle, Neil Young, Roger Waters, Frankie Valli, Gene Simmons, Carlos Santana, Carly Simon, and Dolly Parton, to name only a few.

“For over six seasons, The Big Interview With Dan Rather has welcomed some of the most iconic and influential actors, musicians, filmmakers, and entertainers in the industry,” said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV. “From Don Rickles to Dolly Parton, and Kid Rock to Jane Lynch, Dan Rather’s guest list defies era, genre, and medium, and truly has something for everyone to enjoy. The second cycle of season six continues the series’ unparalleled legacy, offering even more priceless insight into these larger-than-life superstars who have left an indelible mark on film, television, music, and art.”

Oct. 2 – Ringo Starr
Oct. 9 – Rod Stewart
Oct. 16 – Toby Keith
Oct. 23 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Oct. 30 – Kansas
Nov. 6 – Joan Baez
Nov. 13 – Dan Aykroyd
Nov. 20 – Buddy Guy
Nov. 27 – Kenny Loggins
Dec. 4 – Ricky Skaggs
Dec. 11 – Brian Setzer
Dec. 18 – Dickey Betts


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