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A&E to Spotlight David Cassidy in Doc Special from Left/Right


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A&E Network has lined up the Biography special David Cassidy: The Last Session, which sheds light on the singer’s illness and final trips to the recording studio.

Produced by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, David Cassidy: The Last Session will premiere on Monday, June 11, at 9 p.m., on A&E. The two-hour special offers insight into the late musician’s story, told through his own words in never-before-heard audio tapes from 1976 and footage from his final recording session. Late last year, Cassidy invited a documentary film crew to chronicle the journey as he recorded a tribute to his father, Jack Cassidy. During production, he fell gravely and ill and revealed that alcoholism had likely been the main cause of the decline in his health, including his dementia.

The documentary will feature interviews with people close to Cassidy. This includes rocker Alice Cooper, journalist and publicist Elliot Mintz, The Partridge Family stars Danny Bonaduce and Brian Forster, and more.

“David Cassidy was one of the most beloved teen icons of his time, experiencing an unfathomable amount of fame at such a young age that few will ever truly understand and we are honored to let David tell his own story through his own words,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and head of programming for A&E Network. “Our newly relaunched ‘Biography’ franchise is dedicated to bringing viewers the complete, inside narrative and that shines through during this very personal and humanizing documentary celebrating David’s life, his amazing contributions to music and the brilliant legacy he left behind.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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