Ol’ Blue Eyes is back. TV and radio salute singer Frank Sinatra – who was born 100 years ago this month – with great old concerts, his movies, a new Grammy tribute, and a telecast of a rare 1957 Christmas show with Bing Crosby.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) devotes Wednesdays in December to Sinatra, the voice of the World War II generation who died in 1998 at 82.
And WVXU-FM, WMUB-FM and wvxu.org will air “Sinatra - A Voice in Time” at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, on his birthday.
The opening act: “Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music,” his first TV concert (1965) at the peak of his career, at 8 p.m. Wednesday on TCM. Sinatra sings all his hits while accompanied by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.