Broadcast premiere Fri., Feb. 12 at 9/8C on PBS. The struggles and triumphs of the great blues guitarist B.B. King.
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. Award-winning producer/director Jon Brewer worked on the film with King, and with the cooperation of The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS, for two years, before King died on May 14, 2015. His story of struggle and triumph is told by the man himself, his family, and fellow musicians including Bono, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Johnny Winter, and more. The film is narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman.