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Johnny Cash: A Man and His Vision

Johnny Cash: A Man and His Vision is a musical and narrative overview of one of the most innovative variety shows in television history. Running from June 1969 to March 1971, "The Johnny Cash Show" exposed the audience to an eclectic array of talent and established Johnny Cash as an American superstar. Every week, Cash invited viewers to "ride that train" with him across state lines, color lines, party lines and the Mason-Dixon line. The eclectic list of performers ranged from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Loretta Lynn and Bill Monroe to Ray Charles and Charlie Pride. This was no ordinary TV show and Johnny Cash was no ordinary host at a time when reality TV meant TV that was real.

Part one of the program features rock musicians. Part two focuses on country acts.