Über John Tesh
Every jealous critic's favorite whipping boy, John Tesh worked on his Yanni-style orchestral new age music long before he co-anchored Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart. His Emmy-winning sports themes for CBS in the mid-1980s set the stage for his later recordings. Like U2, a live album from Red Rocks helped cross Tesh over to mainstream success, allowing him to ditch Hart's leggy company to exclusively chase his musical muse. His filmed special of that Red Rocks concert is currently battling it out with Yanni Live at the Acropolis as PBS' most frequently aired program.