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Billy Joel to air Russia documentary on Russia: A clip (or two)

Billy Joel performs during the New Orleans Jazz

Billy Joel performs during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course. (April 27, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

As you may be aware, Showtime is airing "Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust: the Bridge to Russia" in a couple of weeks (Jan. 31, at 9), to be exact. This one comes courtesy of Jim Brown, a particularly fine documentary producer who has done films on Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Hank Williams, and who won some Emmys in the process and will now focus on this important chapter in Joel's history - his '87 tour to the Soviet Union.

As promised, those clips. (Second one is the trailer. App users, head to newsday.com/tvzone)

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