Season 1 - Episode 1
Ray Charles' America
An in-depth look at the life, impact and influence of the unconventional American icon who transcended every musical genre. The two-hour special, narrated by David Duchovny, commemorates the 80th anniversary of Ray Charles' birth and explores the life and music of the man behind such hit songs as "What'd I Say," "Georgia On My Mind," "Hit The Road Jack," and "America, the Beautiful." Also includes a yet to be released recording of "It Hurts to Be In Love;" a never-before seen interview at his studio just years before his death; an amazing performance of "Ring of Fire" on the Johnny Cash Show; and a tour of his private recording studio in LA. Interviewees include Clint Eastwood, Bill Cosby, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Quincy Jones, Common, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, and B.B. King.