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Celebrate 40 Years of Monty Python with KERA

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Monty Python-A-Thon features U.S. Broadcast premiere of troupe’s final concert

DALLAS/FORT WORTH — Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Monty Python’s debut on American television with more than five hours of sidesplitting specials.

KERA, the station that introduced Monty Python to the United States, is proud to present The 40th Anniversary Monty Python-A-Thon, starting Saturday, March 7 at 7pm on KERA TV with the U.S. broadcast premiere of the beloved comedy troupe’s final concert, Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go.

Filmed live on the final night of a run of 10 sold-out performances at The O2 arena in London, Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go sees the five surviving members – John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin – together with Carol Cleveland, perform many of their classic sketches and much-loved songs.

Following the U.S. broadcast premiere of Monty Python’s final concert, Monty Python: Live at the Hollywood Bowl will air at 9 p.m., followed by Monty Python: Before the Flying Circus at 11 p.m.

An encore of the Monty Python-A-Thon will air Sunday night at 10 p.m. For a complete schedule of KERA programs, please visit


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