"From Lawrence Welk To America With Love"
Host: Various Welk Stars
The musical gifts that Lawrence Welk offered "To America With Love" came in many styles and this great show highlights them. Hosted by Myron Floren and Norma Zimmer and starring 16 Musical Family Stars sing and dance their way through the best of 20th century American music, including Big Band Favorites, pop entertainment standards, patriotic classics, and inspirational masterpieces. Guy Hovis sings "God Bless The USA," Jack Imel and Mary Lou Metzger dance to "I Got Rhythm," and Jo Ann Castle plays her magnificent rendition of "Exodus." "How Great Thou Art" by Ralna English is the unforgettable finale of the program.

FROM LAWRENCE WELK, TO AMERICA WITH LOVE (PBS special filmed in Branson) 1997

1 - Strike Up the Band - Mary Lou, Jack, Ralna, Joe, Elaine, Bobby, The Lennon Sisters, Jimmy, Gail, Ken, Anacani, Jo Ann and the Branson Musical Family

2 - Seems Like Old Times - Mary Lou, Jack, Ralna, Joe, Elaine, Bobby, The Lennon Sisters, Jimmy, Gail, Ken, Anacani, Jo Ann

BIG BAND & WW2 SALUTE

3 - Medley: String of Pearls/ Pennsylvania 6-5000 - orchestra

4 - Tangerine - Guy Hovis & Ralna English

5 - Donít Sit Under the Apple Tree - The Lennon Sisters and daughters Dee Dee, Betsy, Jennie & Kristin

6 - Near You - Jo Ann Castle at the honky tonk piano

7 - All I Do Is Dream of You - orchestra with Myron Floren directing and Norma Zimmer narrating film montage

8 - Iíll Be Seeing You - Gail Farrell

9 - Marie - The Lennon Brothers & Gail Lennon

10 - Does Your Heart Beat for Me? - Jimmy Roberts with Dianne, Anacani, Peggy, Kristin & Betsy

11 - Se Dise en... - Anacani

12 - The Sugar Blues - unnamed trumpetist

13 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - Jack Imel on the marimba

14 - In the Mood - orchestra, danced by Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden

PATRIOTIC SEGMENT

15 - Medley: The American Patrol/ Dixie/ America the Beautiful/ Yankee Doodle Dandy/ Youíre a Grand Old Flag - Myron Floren on the accordion

16 - To America with Love - Bobby, Elaine, Jack, Mary Lou, Ken, Gail, Ralna, Anacani, Guy, Joe, Jimmy & the Branson Musical Family

17 - God Bless the USA - Guy Hovis

16 - Hats Off to America - Bobby, Elaine, Jack, Mary Lou, Ken, Gail, Ralna, Anacani, Guy, Joe, Jimmy & the Branson Musical Family

17 - Yankee Doodle Dandy - Ken Delo, danced by Bobby Burgess, Elaine Balden, Mary Lou Metzger, Jack Imel

18 - The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Ralna English with chorus: Bobby, Elaine, Jack, Mary Lou, Ken, Gail, Anacani, Guy, Joe, Jimmy & the Branson Musical Family

THEMATIC SEGMENT: COUNTY FAIR

19 - Hoop Dee Doo - Jo Ann Castle on the accordion with Jack, Mary Lou, Jimmy, Ralna, Anacani, Joe, Lori, Ken, Gail & the Branson Musical Family, danced by Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden

20 - (Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair - The 4 Lennon Sisters

21 - I Got Rhythm - sung and danced by Mary Lou Metzger & Jack Imel

22 - The Impossible Dream - Ken Delo

23 - Dancing in the Dark - danced by Bobby Burgess & Elaine Balden

24 - Theme from "Exodus" - Jo Ann Castle at the piano

SEGMENT OF HYMNS & SONGS OF FAITH

25 - Precious Memories - The Lennon Sisters, Bobby, Elaine, Gail, Joe, Ralna, Guy, Anacani, Ken, Mary Lou, Jimmy, Jack, Jo Ann & Branson Musical Family

26 - My Tribute - Joe Feeney

27 - In This Very Room - The 4 Lennon Sisters

28 - Faith Unlocks the Door - Jimmy Roberts

29 - Amazing Grace - Lori Gier with entire chorus

30 - How Great Thou Art - Ralna English with entire chorus