Give Me the Banjo

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The PBS Arts Fall Festival continues November 1 at 9pm from the Blue Ridge Mountains with "Give me the Banjo." Narrated by Steve Martin, a banjoist himself, the film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country.

The PBS Fall Arts Festival

Friday nights at 9pm October-December on PBS North
Repeats Sunday nights at 6pm on PBS 2nd Chance

The PBS Arts Fall Festival electrifies Friday nights with full-length performances, artist and performer profiles, behind-the-scenes documentaries and mini-films about the art scenes from around the country.

PBS' Passion for the Arts

"For four decades, PBS has been a passionate proponent and participant in the arts, giving millions of Americans their first glimpses at dance, theater, opera and music. The PBS Arts Fall Festival will bring unparalleled access to the arts from multiple media platforms and in the classroom." -PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger.

PBS Arts Fall Lineup