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Air Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2020 7:30 PM
Leslie Wilcox talks with Desmond Tutu, the South African former archbishop who openly and peacefully opposed apartheid. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate recalls tough experiences that taught him peace and compassion. Archbishop Tutu also explains why it's best to forgive, even in the most difficult situations. He even reveals his lighthearted side and talks about how humor can defuse tense moments.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2020 9:30 PM
A new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, “My Friend Fela” is told through conversations with his close friend and official biographer, African-Cuban Carlos Moore. The accompanying live-action animated short, “Birth of Afrobeat,” tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2020 8:00 PM
What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family, and a band of enthusiastic helpers are about to find out. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River.
Air Date: Sat, Feb 29, 2020 7:30 PM
Magnificent, wild and culturally rich, Zambia is everything you think Africa is and more. Joseph first flies into the South Luangwa National Park for astonishing wildlife and cultural encounters.
Air Date: Fri, Feb 28, 2020 10:00 PM
MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA! traces the life and music of the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, the voice and the hope of Africa.
Air Date: Sat, Feb 15, 2020 8:00 PM
This special tells the forgotten true story of an African prince who was enslaved in Mississippi for 40 years before finally achieving freedom and becoming one of the most famous men in America. Mos Def narrates.
Air Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 10:00 PM
David Goldblatt investigates South African sociocultural influences on architecture in this preview of the upcoming “Johannesburg” episode from Season 9 of the “Art in the Twenty-First Century” television series. Featured artists include David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Robin Rhode.
Air Date: Sat, Dec 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Known as the gateway between Africa and Europe, Mickela heads to Morocco to play the hand drum with a Berber tribe in Fes and dance the traditional Gnawa in Tangier.
Air Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 10:03 PM
Baby animals in three very different wild environments. On the vast savannahs of Africa, youngsters encounter the world’s top predators and face intense competition. Water babies must deal with threatening coasts and powerful currents. And in the mountains, food is scarce and the weather extreme. It’s a steep learning curve for all the babies.
Air Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2019 8:00 PM
Learn the new challenges baby animals face once they can get around on their own. Every day brings new trials and tribulations, like searching for food, surviving in harsh environments and bonding with family members.
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