Dan Rather to host program on fallen musicians

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Posted: May 23, 2016 11:19 AM
Dan Rather to host program on fallen musicians

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Rather will host an hour-long television special in two weeks on five musicians who have died within the past 13 months, featuring his own interview with the late Merle Haggard.

The special also focuses on Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and B.B. King and is scheduled for June 7 on AXS-TV. The former CBS News anchor has been conducting interviews for the entertainment-oriented network for the past few years.

Haggard performs "Sing Me Back Home" following his last interview with Rather.

The special also features interviews with Prince's friend Andre Cymone, Bowie's childhood friend George Underwood, King's drummer T.C. Coleman and Cole producer David Foster.