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Author Chronicles 40-Year History of Austin City Limits

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the iconic PBS series that records and broadcasts original musical performances featuring new talent as well as legendary music artists across numerous genres. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American TV history and has has featured musical performances from the likes of […]

Austin City Limits: A History coverThis month marks the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the iconic PBS series that records and broadcasts original musical performances featuring new talent as well as legendary music artists across numerous genres.

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American TV history and has has featured musical performances from the likes of Coldplay, the Steve Miller Band, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell over the years.

Tracey Laird has written a new book called Austin City Limits: A History, and she talks with us about some of the most iconic moments from the show’s history.

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Tracy Laird will appear on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore.

How Austin City Limits Went From TV Show to Blockbuster Brand (Houston Press, Oct. 2, 2014)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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