Bob Dorough (1923-2018) was a jazz pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, arranger and producer but he is best known for his role in the Schoolhouse Rock! series.  Chattanooga has enjoyed a relationship with Bob and WTCI, the region’s community PBS station, will honor his life in an encore broadcast of an episode of “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” that features him. On-air audiences can tune in to WTCI on Thursday, April 26th at 8:30 PM, Sunday, April 29th at 10 AM and Tuesday, May 1st at 11 PM. Online audiences can stream the episode at

Guests at WTCI’s annual Family Day celebration got a special treat in 2012 when Bob Dorough brought his enthusiasm for learning to the day and Chattanooga audiences at Riverbend, JJ’s Bohemia, Normal Park Museum Magnet School’s annual festival all enjoyed both jazz and the familiar notes of such treasures as “Three is a Magic Number,” “I’m Just a Bill.” Bob enjoyed his visits to the Scenic City, his partnerships with Chattanooga organizations like WTCI-PBS and the Shaking Ray Levi Society and audiences will learn more about his fascinating career in this encore broadcast of the engaging interview with Alison Lebovitz in the station's locally-produced series.

“The A List with Alison Lebovitz” will enter its 10th season this fall and the station will celebrate the milestone with an exciting live pledge event featuring Alison and some very special guests. Audiences will have unique opportunities to enjoy clips of episodes from throughout the season’s decade-long run and hear from Alison about some of the behind-the-scenes from these exciting episodes.

Paul Grove, President and CEO of WTCI, says “We were thrilled to have the legendary Bob Dorough as a part of our Family Day experience and honored that we are able to celebrate his life through this encore broadcast of one of my favorite programs. “The A List” has been introducing our community to fascinating people here and beyond for nine wonderful years and I can’t wait to see what the tenth season brings!”   

WTCI, the Tennessee Valley's community PBS station, reaches a 35-county region and serves over 440,000 households with programming, events and educational outreach that educate, engage and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration.  Business owners and individuals interested in underwriting opportunities for “The A List” or other local and national PBS programs are encouraged to contact Jaye Brewer at For scheduling, programming and membership information, visit the station online at

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