Clay Aiken – Reaching Out To Millions

PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation that was founded in 1969.  Their members are 356 of America’s public TV stations.  They pride themselves in offering the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television shows and online content to Americans from every walk of life.

According to their web-site, PBS reaches more than 65 million people each week and PBS wants them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs and hear diverse viewpoints. They offer front row seats to world-class drama and performances.

The programs that PBS presents have been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Those who teach children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life.

PBS Kids Online is a wonderful Web site that goes along with the children’s TV programming on PBS. Parents and teachers trust the children’s programs and feel the shows inspire and nurture curiosity and love of learning in children.

There are three outstanding musical series on PBS.  Each one celebrates outstanding artists.  Which series might highlight Clay Aiken?  Well, you can choose where you think he would fit in.

The first series is called Soundstage. This innovative and prestigious program series originally ran from 1974 to 1985.  It featured artists that defined the era.  Some of the featured artists at the beginning of the show included Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Kenny Loggins.

Soundstage was reborn in 2001.  The majority of the concerts are filmed before intimate studio audiences at WTTW’s Grainger Studio in Chicago, but Soundstage occasionally hits the road and the artists have been filmed at theaters which include the Genesee Theater in Waukegan, Illinois and the Fleet Center in Boston.

Since Soundstage was reintroduced, performers have included the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Joss Stone, Robert Plant, Wilco, Sonic Youth, the All American Rejects, KT Tunstall, Train, Alison Krauss, Alanis Morissette, Daughtry, John Fogerty and countless other premiere artists.

The Great Performances Series is probably the most well-known series on PBS. This is the 37th season and the programs bring the best in the performing arts from across the nation and from around the world.  This series presents very diverse programs from classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater and many other fields.  The artists represent a “Who’s Who” of excellence in performing arts.

The third series is titled American Masters.  It is an ongoing series of primetime specials that examine the lives, work, and creative processes of outstanding cultural artists.  The series started in 1984 and is a celebration and exploration of creativity in America.

Whatever the series, the list of celebrated musicians that have performed on PBS is extensive.  Ranging from Martina McBride to Elton John, from David Foster to Paul Simon, each musician has the opportunity to perform for millions of people.  39 million households watch public television during an average week.

Nielsen Media Research reported that the primetime audiences watching PBS are significantly larger than many commercial channels, including HBO, the History Channel, and Bravo.

If Clay Aiken does perform on PBS, it will be an amazing opportunity for him.  It has been said many times, if people can see and hear Clay in concert, they will be impressed.  It will be so enjoyable watching Clay’s fan base grow and grow.

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Comments

  1. Wow……..you got this information so quickly. Thank you for all the information.

    I think that Clay would be in the Soundstage Series. I sure hope it works out.

  2. What an exciting thought…..seeing Clay on PBS. I have thought for years that he belonged there.

    It's been a wonderful day………a great blog, info on the album, rumors of a tour and the idea of a PBS Special..

    Thanks for the info!

  3. PBS and Clay just seem to go together…..This is truly where Clay belongs…..There is nothing like a Clay Aiken concert…..He shines when he is on stage…. and people will see this side of him, and will be surprised at is stage presence…. This is just such wonderful news..and I hope it all comes through for him.

    Things are just getting better and better………I am so excited for 2010……

    Hugs,
    Judy

  4. How exciting it would be to see Clay on PBS! Thanks for all this information, so informative! This would be great for Clay, an open door for many to experience him and his wonderful gift. MAE

  5. I was so excited when Clay blogged about PBS. It would be pure magic and a great pairing. The wonderful thing is that their shows are repeated over and over again. More times to NJU to find him and get to know him and is voice.

  6. Oh My!! I would love to see and hear Clay Aiken on PBS. I hope it happens.

    I love reading here. You have a lot of imformation and it keeps me informed.

  7. I would love it if Clay Aiken was on PBS. It would be great exposure for him and allow others to hear his wonderful voice and show them what a great entertainer he is.

    • Now wouldn't it be great to see a performance of Spamalot on PBS…but it would have to feature our favorite Sir Robin!! Everyone would love it!!!

  8. That's what I though. Wow, you got this information out there quickly. Thanks!
    Clay on PBS would be a dream come true!!

  9. I'm so excited about the prospect of Clay having a PBS special! I REALLY want this to happen for him!

  10. I am so happy to hear that Clay may be on a PBS Special. Then everyone can experience what a great entertainer he is. The opportunities are limitless. What I like about PBS, is they usually show these shows over and over, giving everyone a chance to hear that magnificent voice. I am very excited for what is to happen in 2010.

  11. It will be wonderful IF Clay brings back his bantering with the audience and showmanship of previous tours, (NOT Christmas 2007). The public needs to see not only the great singer, but the totally in control entertainer!!! Go Clay. I will be watching…………………

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