Network to Mark 40th Anniversary of the Death of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon

Jul 26, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A cable and satellite network is planning a month of special programming in August to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. AXS TV announced plans today for special programming throughout the month built around Elvis movies and concerts.

The “All Hail the King” block will include the documentaries “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is,” “This Is Elvis” and “Elvis on Tour,” along with the 1965 musical romance “Clambake.”

On Aug. 16, the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death, AXS TV will air “Classic Albums: Elvis” at 9 p.m. ET, followed by the AXS TV original “Elvis Lives!” at 10 p.m.

“The month kicks off with a pair of insightful documentaries, featuring an intimate look at Elvis’ return to the stage after a successful film career in the 1970 documentary ‘Elvis: That’s the Way It Is’ on August 1, capturing the King’s Las Vegas Summer Festival, with powerhouse renditions of ‘Sweet Caroline,’ ‘All Shook Up,’ ‘Don’t Be Cruel,’ and interviews with fellow icons such as Sammy Davis Jr., Cary Grant, Charo, and more,” the network says in its announcement. “Then, on August 8, filmmakers Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo combine archive footage with detailed re-enactments of key moments from Presley’s life and career in the unique 1981 film ‘This Is Elvis.'”

Here’s the full schedule for “All Hail the King”:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 – 10pE – ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8 – 10pE – THIS IS ELVIS
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15 – 10pE – ELVIS LIVES!
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 – 9pE – CLASSIC ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 – 10pE – ELVIS LIVES!
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22 – 10pE – ELVIS ON TOUR
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 – 10pE – CLAMBAKE

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