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♪ come on! ♪ ♪ ♪ oh ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪ ooh woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo! ♪ ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪ come on! come on! come on, child! ♪ ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪ ooh woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo! ♪ ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪ stay with me, child ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪
♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪ ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby ♪ ♪ get down, get down, get down, get down ♪ ♪ get down tonight, baby thank you very much! and good night! ♪ thank you! ♪ yeah! ♪ thank you. ♪ announcer: next, a classic performance from the legendary donna summer. right now is your last opportunity to call your pbs station and pledge your support. take this last chance to show your support by calling the number on your screen.
♪ last dance ♪ last chance for love ♪ yes, it's my last chance ♪ for romance tonight tj: disco night on your pbs station. "get down tonight, the disco explosion." and right there, kc & the sunshine band, house goes wild in asbury park, new jersey, recorded this at convention hall. so great to see it back again on your public television station. denise: i get a chance right now... ♪ it's raining men tj: hallelujah! denise: hallelujah! ♪ make a little love ♪ get down tonight ♪ get down tonight tj: yes! it's just so fun, this great music and so fun to have it on your pbs station. it's our last membership opportunity in the program, so getting a little nervous right now if you kind of sit and wait till the end-- yes, i want this music, i want the dvd, i want the great music in the cd package. go right now and let us know you support the preservation of disco on pbs and all the great music you find here all the time. denise: we love disco
and we love you. tj: please call right now and allow us to bring you more of this great music and all the music you see on your pbs station. but hurry. last opportunity. we need to hear from you right now. announcer: it's our last opportunity during the show for you to support classic disco music on this pbs station. when you give $10 with your ongoing monthly contribution, or with your one-time gift of $120 the disco dvd of tonight's show is yours with more bonus songs not in the broadcast. increase your donation to the $12.50 sustainer membership or $150 one-time contribution and we'll say thanks with 4 cds of all original artist disco. ♪ i need some hot stuff ♪ baby, tonight ♪ i want some hot stuff ♪ baby, this evening it's the hottest sounds around! this 4 cd set brings back all your favorite disco hits by your favorite disco stars. ♪ oh, that's the way ♪ uh-huh, uh-huh
♪ i like it, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ ♪ it's fun to stay at the ymca ♪ it's fun to stay ♪ at the ymca ♪ it's rainin' men ♪ hallelujah, it's rainin' men ♪ amen ♪ oh, i... ♪ oh, i...i love the nightlife ♪ i've got to boogie ♪ on the disco round, oh, yeah this amazing 4 cd set brings back all the hit disco club classics you remember, plus this cd collection features the original soundtrack to "saturday night fever." ♪ i heard somebody say ♪ burn, baby, burn ♪ disco inferno ♪ burn, baby, burn ♪ hey, you should be dancing ♪ yeah ♪ dancing, yeah ♪ night fever, night fever
♪ we know how to do it now, at $21 monthly or one-time gift of $252 we'll send you both the dvd and the 4 cd set of all disco classics. ♪ oh, won't you take me to ♪ funky town camille: we are not done getting down yet. you know, we've lost some of the stars from this show, but the joy of their performances will always be here on pbs for you to enjoy as long as you do your part. my music is as important to you as nature shows or news, comedy or drama on pbs. from jazz to classical, pop to rock, pbs is where you can find it all. concerts with the best hits of the past and shows that keep you on top of current culture. they're a big part of our mission at pbs to inform and entertain. now, it's not an easy job, but it's one we take pride in. your continued support over the years has given us the power to save so much of the past that's so valuable,
whether that's music, culture, or history. and it takes your help to maintain that support. listen to our last dance. it's your last chance in this show to make sure the music lives on here at pbs by dancing to your phone or computer before it ends. whether you're falling in love, in love, looking to be in love, disco is part of an era that brought us together. i think of all those orchestral harmonies. oh, man, with that driving disco beat along with the strings, especially, and the horns. i think of barry white and love unlimited. and you think of so many
special tunes, like one of my favorites, "doctor's orders," right? what the doctor says is just a little love with you and that person you love. great tune from carol douglas that time. gloria gaynor, "i will survive," "never can say goodbye." i mean, these are classics that as soon as you hear them, boom, they put you right in the place where you were the first time you heard the songs, and the music never went out of style. we ask you, please, go to your phone and support the station.
we've got some great cd songs, all the memories. you can have a party any time you want just by putting these cds in and bringing back all the fun times wherever you want-- house party, summer party, your own party, just to reflect and to smile and to feel good. it's instant medicine is what disco is to me. it's instant feel-good music, and of course great memories. i remember when we recorded this show, taking karen lynn gorney back to the spot where she had that great kiss with john travolta underneath the brooklyn bridge and the fond memories. going to that nightclub where
they shot "saturday night fever," the day we went to shoot there was the day they were taking the lighted floor out. and i thought, wow, what a piece of history. all the memories on that great lighted dance floor, hearing tavares singing "more than a woman," hearing kc & the sunshine band, hearing the trammps, hearing the bee gees, one of the very best of all time. their version of "more than a woman" or "jive talking" or "night fever" and of course "staying alive." and now to think that particular floor
isn't in that club anymore. you can't go back and experience that. it's only in our memories. but we've preserved those moments here for you and you will have this great collection of music or the dvd set. you decide. the most important thing is that you get up and support this great institution, public television. you love this place. you come here all the time for shows that you love. it only happens because of funding from the public, and we need you right now to please step up to our dance floor and help us keep the music playing. you do that with your call of support right now. please contribute the very best that you can. we're doing disco night on public television. we would really appreciate it if you could just pick up your phone and make a pledge right now. during "the love boat" era, a lot of disco. i lived through it myself. i'm still limping from it. if you appreciate what we're doing for you, pick up your phone right now and make a pledge. thank you. i'm a subscriber and a supporter of public television.
pick up the phone and make a pledge to pbs. this is pledge night. pick up a phone. we need your support. did i get too strict there? go ahead, pick up a phone. pick up the phone, make a pledge. we need funds. a lot of great shows, you love 'em. one of my favorites, "great performances." you don't get stuff like that without helping out. we're here with '70s music icons earth wind & fire. hey! how are you? the '70s was kind of our decade, wasn't it? i think it was. you know, i think anybody watching should pick up the phone, dial... and make a pledge. announcer: keep the disco sound playing in your home by making your pbs donation. call the station right now with a $12.50 ongoing monthly contribution or your one-time gift of $150. as our thanks we'll send you the 4 cd set of all original disco classics by your favorite disco artists. ♪ you can dance
♪ you can jive ♪ having the time of your life ♪ ooh, see that girl ♪ watch that scene ♪ diggin' the dancin' queen ♪ do the hustle ♪ ♪ do the hustle ♪ ♪ it's the best disco in town ♪ bump and boogie all around ♪ it's no place ♪ to sit in your seat ♪ hey, hey ♪ upside down ♪ boy, you turn me ♪ inside out ♪ and round and round ♪ baby, i want you ♪ come ♪ come, come into my arms ♪ you make me feel ♪ like dancing ♪ i wanna dance the night away ♪ you make me feel ♪ like dancing ♪ i'm gonna dance the night away ♪
♪ you make me feel like dancing ♪ ♪ if i can't have you ♪ i don't want nobody, baby ♪ if i can't have you ♪ ah, ah, ah ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ i never knew love before ♪ then came you ♪ then came you ♪ rock the boat ♪ don't rock the boat, baby ♪ rock the boat ♪ don't tip the boat over ♪ aw, everybody ♪ get on the floor ♪ let's dance ♪ don't fight the feeling ♪ give yourself a chance ♪ shake, shake, shake ♪ shake, shake, shake ♪ shake your booty ♪ shake your booty ♪ it's your jive talkin' ♪ that gets in the way ♪
♪ girl, i've known you very well ♪ ♪ i've seen you growin' every day ♪ ♪ i never really looked before ♪ but now you take my breath away ♪ ♪ more than a woman ♪ more than a woman to me this is your pbs station, and its shows are made possible by viewers like you. call us now with whatever you can give. this is your last opportunity to show your support for the disco show that we're bringing you tonight. please support us. imagine people saying that disco is dead. have you heard that? disco is alive and well in clubs all across this country and maybe around the world. not in the same way that we knew it back in the day, but i'm telling you, we're bringing you what you knew back in the day, and our ability to do this is directly because of your contribution to this pbs station. so we're asking you to keep up that support. the value is that we then get to
keep bringing you the music that you treasure, that you want in your collection, that you can tell your kids about and tell them about the good old days. yeah, the good old days. they were great, weren't they? please pick up the phone. make a difference just as you have in the past. thank you. camille: our show is coming to a close, but the musical memories will stay with all of us. you know, it doesn't matter if you tuned into this station for my music or our other popular series and specials; you're going to find the best tv right here thanks to you and everyone in this community who support this pbs station. you can make a one-time annual gift, but a simpler and more popular way for you to donate is as a sustaining donor. just set up your credit card or bank account to make ongoing monthly contributions of $12.50, $21, really any amount that works for you. your continuing support has two benefits. first, this pbs station knows it has a reliable income stream to help bring you new shows
and your old favorites. and then you know you're playing a key role in making that happen. so, please, call the number on your screen or go online and start your own sustaining donation. it's the fastest and most effective way to keep the great shows you love here on pbs for you, your friends, and family. last break in our great disco show. your last opportunity to go to the phone and show your support and our last chance to present to you these great thank you gifts. we've got the dvd set. lots of extra bonus footage will come your way, the songs that you love. here we have them on dvd. you can't just find them anywhere. a lot of these legends we recorded for the first time. become an ongoing monthly contributor to your pbs station or one-time-only gift-- however it works best for you. songs, the soundtrack to all your dancing and all your parties and all the good times in your life. this is the disco era, and does it get better than the bee gees? you know, they happened to be making an album at the time that happened to fit the movie.
they weren't out to make disco songs. they were such an incredible group starting way back in the '60s and bringing us such great harmonies. love them so much, and i think of the bee gees an awful lot and that particular moment where "how deep is your love" comes on and you see the images of the three of them there-- or "staying alive" when the three of them are kind of walking by the old deserted train station. you think of these memories, and they instantly just, mmm, they take you back to such great times. hoping of what your future would be like, thinking about what would happen in the world ahead. and here you are now, 30-plus years later, 40-plus years later, and the music is just as fresh as ever. timeless, great fun dance tunes that we have to make sure future generations get a chance to hear. how do they hear that? well, through the opportunity to having it on television. that's what pbs does and does so great, broadcasts to so many people who maybe can't afford cable television. it's free, over the air, it's non-commercial,
and it's your dollars that allow it to happen. so let us continue this great legacy, that feeling, that flutter you get in your heart whenever you hear a great bee gees love song that was part of that whole era of "saturday night fever." for me, it's tavares, "more than a woman." i see the two of them dancing around the disco floor-- john in his red suit and karen lynn gorney and that whole interaction and the feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself. that's what disco, to me, is all about. and i do hope you feel the same way, and i hope you'll join us. this is our last membership opportunity in the program, and we're asking, as you go to the phone for these thank you gifts, to please support the station. pick up your phone right now and make sure this community station stays strong with you. people living for the weekend. that's the best way to describe it. you know, on friday afternoon you could just sense the tension in the air because people were just ready to hurry up and, you know,
leave the office and go home and put on their glad rags and just get ready to go out and party for the weekend. it was exciting. it really was exciting. but the music was exciting, too, but everybody wanted... the music was the generator. it really was. before we leave you, make sure this isn't your last dance with us. remember, you make a major difference at this pbs station with your annual gift. now, if you're anything like me and can never remember when it's time to renew your support, then the best way for you to give may be as a sustaining donor. it takes only a few minutes to call or go online and set up your bank account or credit card to make recurring automatic contributions, and then your support will remain constant. pick any amount. $12.50, $21 a month, or whatever works for you. it's easy and convenient, and, boy, is it a great way
to help support this station while making your life a little easier. take this last opportunity to log on to our website or call the number on your screen to start your sustaining gift right now. ♪ swearin' to god ♪ you made me see ♪ so i believed in me ♪ you've been fillin' my cup ♪ till i'm runnin' over ♪ with joy from your ♪ heaven-sent love ♪ it touched me again ♪ i'm king of all men ♪ and reigning from above yeah, baby, come on now. ♪ my love for you ♪ so long i've been saying ♪ this night was made ♪ for me and you ♪ you can ring my bell
♪ ring my bell anytime, anywhere. ring it! ring it! holy moly! holy moly! she got her own version, man! ♪ ring my bell ♪ ring my bell... ♪ you can ring my bell what an amazing evening it's been. great music, great performers, and, god, so many memories. thanks again for taking the time to call in and support your local pbs station. ♪ oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh we leave you now with a performance from another legend of music. it's the one and only donna summer with her classic dance floor anthem, "last dance." for pbs and my music series, i'm kc. thanks for joining us. good night, everybody. ♪ ♪ oooh ooh ooh ooh
[cheering] thank you. ♪ so let's dance come on! ♪ the last dance come on! let's boogie now! ♪ the last dance ♪ let's dance the last dance ♪ tonight ♪ last dance ♪ my last chance for love ♪ yes, it's my last chance for romance ♪ ♪ tonight ♪ oh, i need you right by me ♪ beside me, to guide me ♪ to hold me, to scold me ♪ 'cause when i'm bad, i'm so, so bad ♪ ♪ so let's dance the last dance ♪ ♪ let's dance the last dance ♪ let's dance the last dance ♪ ♪ tonight
yeah! ♪ ♪ will you ♪ be my mr. right? ♪ can you ♪ fill my appetite? ♪ i can't be sure that you're the one for me ♪ ♪ well, well, well, well ♪ all that i ask is that you dance with me ♪ ♪ dance with me, dance with me ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ woman: i just love to dance. man: that's what we grew up with. woman: we grew up with this kind of music. interviewer: remember the members only jackets?
man: oh, of course. interviewer: i still have mine. i just can't fit it in anymore. man: i have the same problem. ♪ ♪ it's raining men ♪ hallelujah ♪ it's raining men ♪ hey, hey [laughing] ♪ woman: ok, you wanna do "disco inferno"? ok. women: ♪ burn, baby, burn, disco inferno ♪ ♪ burn, baby, burn, burn the mother down ♪ [laughing] woman: you're killing our sound man. you're killin' him! ♪ man: disco is an era, disco is a feeling. disco is a... woman: a state of mind. man: a state of mind. absolutely. ♪ woman: "saturday night fever" is my absolute favorite movie, and i am a disco freak.
♪ ♪ oooh ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh man: i'm feeling too close. actually more discoing and rhythming and dancing and mirror-balling and the whole yowsa, yowsa, yowsa thing. brucie: are you aware that you are our family? frankie: am i aware that i am your family? of course. of course i'm aware. i mean, but guys like you and some of the people in the philadelphia area, like the geator here. the geator. brucie: geator's here. we got geator! how are you doing? jerry, how are you, geat? geator: it's terrific to be with you guys. brucie: he's my family, too. this is like one big family reunion. geator: new york, new jersey, philadelphia.
brucie: a sandwich. ♪ leo sayer: yeah, i mean i come over here and i'm recognized. if i'm not recognized for richard simmons, i'm recognized for leo sayer all the time. some people still think i'm richard simmons. i don't know why. ["the hustle" playing] tj: turn. point. call right now. denise: right now. ♪ ♪ do the hustle kc: are you ready to do a little dance? [crowd cheers] make a little love? [cheering] get down tonight! ♪ ooooh ♪ oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ♪ do it
captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> yang: good evening. i'm john yang. judy woodruff is away. on the newshour tonight, a deep dive into the president-elect's overseas businesses, and how those economic ties could influence the trump administration. then, as cubans mourn the death of communist leader fidel castro, how newly-restored relations between u.s. and cuba could change under a trump presidency. and, the costs of moving on: abandoned coal sites wreak havoc on the environment and country's checkbooks. >> yang: all that and more, on tonight's pbs newshour.