May 13, 2019 — Chicago, IL — DECADES TV Network will honor the life and career of late Hollywood legend Doris Day with a weekend binge of The Doris Day Show. Starting Saturday, May 25 at 1:00PM ET, DECADES will present 68 episodes of the beloved sitcom airing back to back through Monday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET.
Day began her career in show business in the early 1940s as a vocalist for swing troupe Les Brown’s band, where she recorded the wartime hits Sentimental Journey and My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time. By the 1950s and after numerous Top 10 Billboard hits, Day became one of the highest paid singers of her time.
Her music success quickly transferred to the big screen when she landed her first leading Hollywood film role in the 1948 musical Romance on the High Seas. With her sultry vocals and innocent, “all-American girl” persona, Day went on to star in several box office hits including Young at Heart with Frank Sinatra, Love Me or Leave Me with James Cagney, and the Alfred Hitchcock film The Man Who Knew Too Much with James Stewart. The latter film was Day’s tenth Top 10 box office hit and earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), the eventual theme song for The Doris Day Show. In 1959, Day starred in Pillow Talk, her first of three films with lifelong friend Rock Hudson, and earned her only Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
In 1968, Day transitioned to television in The Doris Day Show. Remembered for its ever-changing premise and cast, the cheery series served as the legend?s last major on screen performance. Originally formatted as a rural, family-centric sitcom with Day in the role of a widowed mother of two young sons, the series changed abruptly in Season 4 as Day took on the role of a single, career woman in an attempt to keep up with changing audience sensibilities of the early 1970s.
After retiring from the industry, Day devoted her time advocating for animal rights through the Doris Day Animal Foundation and the Doris Day Animal League. Day was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.
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Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to producing the new series Collector?s Call, the company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the “DECADES” Network, the “H&I” Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel’s local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford. Weigel is also the creator of the nationally syndicated music format MeTV FM. For more information on Weigel, visit: https://www.weigelbroadcasting.com/