Sundance Sets Fare for Katrina Anniversary

Sundance Channel announced special programming it will air Aug. 29, the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

At 9 p.m. (EST/PST), the network will present the world premiere of Leslie Woodhead’s original documentary, Saving Jazz, a co-production between Sundance Channel and the British Broadcasting Corp., which tells the story of the efforts to save 83-year-old photographer and New Orleans resident Herman Leonard’s extensive collection of photos of jazz musicians.

At 10 p.m., Sundance will air the U.S. television premiere of feature-length documentary In the Sun: Michael Stipe and Friends, directed by Danny Clinch and Stipe and including interviews with Chris Martin of Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas’ and Smashing Pumpkins alumnus James Iha.

And at 11 p.m., the network will air an encore broadcast of Sundance Channel original documentary Brian Williams: In His Own Words, produced by NBC News.