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Longtime Eagles manager Irving Azoff introduced The History of the Eagles, Part One, at an industry screening of the film Thursday in L.A. He explained why the band felt this was the time to make the documentary by noting that they "had a lot of footage around that was aging like fine wine and we thought it was time to crack it open."

Azoff also noted that the film is about three things: the Eagles, the Southern California music scene and the American dream. He said that a release date for the DVD of the film will be announced soon.

Part One, which ends with the band's 1980 breakup, will premiere on Showtime on February 15th. Part Two, which includes their reunion years, starts airing on the 16th.