WFUV Honors Peter Seeger's 90th Birthday
April 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM (PT)
FORDHAM UNIVERTSITY AAA WFUV/NEW YORK CITY "SUNDAY Breakfast" host JOHN PLATT will mark the 90th birthday of American songwriting icon PETE SEEGER with "PETE at 90: A SEEGER Celebration." It will air on SEEGER's 90th birthday, SUNDAY, MAY 3rd.
The 90-minute tribute will feature songs such as "Turn Turn Turn," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" performed by SEEGER and others, as well as extensive comments from PETE about his life and music. JOAN BAEZ, ROGER MCGUINN, JUDY COLLINS, PETER YARROW, NOEL PAUL STOOKEY, NANCI GRIFFITH, TOM CHAPIN, LEO KOTTKE and DON MCLEAN will relate stories about SEEGER and discuss his vast influence.
"PETE is a living national treasure," PLATT said. "And I stress 'living,' because he's as active and engaged as ever in making the world a better place, putting folks half his age to shame with his energy and commitment."