These are the Year in Review and Season Sizzle Promos with some background music beginning in Early/Late Summer onto most PBS stations nationwide. Each year, yearly promos are announced from the PBS annual meeting before Summer (aka May, maybe?).
Year in Review and Season Sizzles
Music used: Pinnacle by Corner Stone Cues ft. Daniel J. Nielsen (Year in Review)
This was the first official Year in Review on PBS by high-definition for most PBS Stations.
Music used: Age of Discovery by Immediate Music (Year in Review)
Music used: Life in Technicolor ii by Coldplay (Year in Review)
Mistakes: Macbeth on Great Performances' source is IMDb.
Music used: Surrender to Hope by Immediate Music (Year in Review)
Music used: Feel Again by OneRepublic (Year in Review)
Music used: Wild by Royal Teeth (Year in Review), Best Day of My Life by American Authors (Science), Tighten Up by The Black Keys (Drama), Step Out by Jose Gonzalez (History), Tonight You're Perfect by New Politics (News & Public Affairs), and One Minute More by Capital Cities (Experience).
During the 2014–2015 season, the season sizzles had established with background music.
Music used: Do or Die by Thirty Seconds to Mars (Year in Review), Orphaned by K.S. Rhoads (Science), Mercy by Duffy (Drama), Anywhere For You (Radio Edit) by John Martin (Arts), Hazy Shade Of Winter by The Bangles (History), It's Time by Imagine Dragons (News & Public Affairs), Higher Ground by Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers (Indies), and The Way We Move by Langhorne Slim & the Law (Experience).
Mistakes: Grantchester on Masterpiece's source is the Wall Street Journal.
Music used: The World is Ours by Aloe Blacc ft. David Correy (Year in Review), Something's Got a Hold on Me by Etta James (Drama), Wild Wild Life by Talking Heads (Science), Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer (Arts), Who We Are by Switchfoot (History), Renegades by X Ambassadors (Indies), and Howlin' for You by The Black Keys (Experience).
Music used: Live Life by Zayde Wolf (Year in Review), Alive by Andrew Simple (Science)', Good Rhythm by Eric Hutchinson feat. G. Love (Arts), Trouble by Cage The Elephant (Drama), Into the Storm by BANNERS (News & Public Affairs), Viva Voce by The Rocketboys (Indies), and What We Live For by American Authors (Experience).
' = The song, "Alive", was available in iTunes Store for the album, Wake by Andrew Simple. Now, the song, "Alive", is now available on Youtube. Go to the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZK2qBRtI4
Music used: Ten Feet Tall by Afrojack feat. Wrabel (Year in Review), Smoke Clears by Andy Grammer (News & Public Affairs), Believe by Secret Nation (Arts), Run Run Run by Kari Kimmel (Drama), Run Wild by Laney Jones (Science), Born for This (The Runner) by Tim Myers (Experience), To the Dreamers by for KING & COUNTRY (History), and Believer by Imagine Dragons (Indies).
Music used: Where We Come Alive by Ruelle (Year in Review), My Lighthouse by Rend Collective (News & Public Affairs), Make Way by Aloe Blacc (Experience), Too Hot by Chaka Khan (Drama), and Bones by Galantis feat. OneRepublic (Science, Arts, & History).
This is the last Year in Review/Season Sizzle Promo from the 2002 and 2009 logo, and then changed the new logo of PBS. In 2020, PBS' new logo had the next Year in Review/Season Sizzle Promo with backgrounds.
Music used: Dream Like a Fire by Giants of Industry (Year in Review), I Can Feel It by The National Parks (Science), The Real Thing by Cook Classics featuring Outasight (Arts), The Moment by Amy Stroup (History), Get Ready by Rayelle (Drama), Bushy-Tailed by Josh Powell and Daniel Marantz (News & Public Affairs), and Better Than Ever by Lady Bri (Experience).
This the first Year in Review with the new PBS logo designed by Lippincott.
Music used: Our Time by Nick Howard (first half) and Moments We Live For by In Paradise (second half) (Year in Review), Here We Go WILD (Science), Fix My Eyes by for KING & COUNTRY (History), Turn Up the Heat by Juliet Roberts (Drama), Get Up by T-Pain (Indies), and See It To Believe It By the Phantoms (Experience).
Find them all at: PBS/Year in Review & Season Sizzles/References.