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North Dakota: The Wunnerful Lawrence Welk with Sharon McMahon

North Dakota: The Wunnerful Lawrence Welk with Sharon McMahon

Lawrence Welk, a household name, and host of his own show (that you probably only watched at your grandma’s house), was one of the wealthiest entertainers in the U.S before his death in the early 1990s. In this solo episode, Sharon shares the prolific life and career of this vintage musical icon. He came from humble beginnings, growing up on a farm in North Dakota with his German immigrant parents and several siblings. Over the course of his long musical career, Welk became the sound of a generation; his “champagne music” stirring nostalgia in a generation who socialized at public dance halls and waltzed the night away.

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  • Host: Sharon McMahon
  • Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
  • Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder