Having raised more than $300 million for PBS over the last 20 years, veteran producer T. J. Lubinsky has produced over a hundred specials chronicling the rich, diverse —and too often ignored— legacy of popular music. Working from a canvas that stretches from the ‘50s to the ‘80s, the self-confessed “record-collecting fanatic”(Over 10,000 45rpm singles and compact discs) has brought back to the forefront a wide range of acts encompassing everything from doo wop and R&B to folk, pop, British Invasion, disco, and big band. His programs include 70s Soul Superstars, Magic Moments, Get Down Tonight: The Disco Years, My Generation: The 60s Experience, Funky Soul Superstars, and Motown: The Early Years.
TJ Lubinsky discussed his love of oldies music and his work bringing it to local PBS stations, as well as plugged the upcoming TV special, It's What's Happening Baby. Open Lines followed in the latter half of the program. More »