HDNet set its holiday-season schedule Tuesday.
Specials and concerts include:
• HDNet Presents A High Definition Holiday, holiday lighting presentations from cities and homes around the country, Friday, Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. (EST);
• HDNet InFocus: Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Sleeping Beauty brought to the stage by 22 of Russia’s top professional ice skaters, Saturday, Dec. 25, 8 p.m.;
• HDNet Presents The Harlem Globetrotters: A Gift for the Troops, the basketball showmen on a whirlwind goodwill mission to visit military troops serving overseas, Saturday, Dec. 25, 10 p.m.;
• HDNet InFocus: New Years Eve Times Square, a look at the famous New Year’s Eve celebration and ball dropping, Friday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.;
• The Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap, recorded July 25 at a sold-out Wolf Trap National Park in Virginia, Friday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; and
• HDNet's Live '05 Concert Jam, more than 16 hours of back-to-back concerts featuring artists such as Willie Nelson, Matchbox 20, Incubus, Sheryl Crow and The Funk Brothers, Saturday, Jan. 1, 11 a.m.
As for original year-end specials from the network:
• Anything for Across America, in which Ron Kruck and Kandace Krueger look at the outrageous things they've done for Across America in 2004, both on screen and behind the scenes, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.;
• Higher Definition Year in Review, during which pop-culture critic Robert Wilonsky lists his top 10 movies of 2004, Friday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m.;
• The People of World Report, a look back at the special and memorable people covered on World Report, particularly those involved in and affected by the Iraq conflict, Sunday, Dec. 26, 8 p.m.;
• True Music: Playback, featuring great interview moments and concerts from True Music, along with bloopers, with artists including Lisa Loeb, Incubus, Beastie Boys, Los Lonely Boys and Minnie Driver, Sunday, Dec. 26, 8:30 p.m.;
• Face 2 Face withRoyFirestone: Best of 2004, with guests including Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Charles Barkley and Arnold Palmer, Monday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m.;
• The Places of World Report, a look at the more unique and compelling locales visited by World Report, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m.;
• AcrossAmerica: Best of 2004, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m.; and
• Hollywood HD Year in Review, the best of the red carpet with Angelina Jolie, John Travolta and Jude Law, as well as the strangest and funniest premiere moments with Tom Cruise and Ben Affleck, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m.
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