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Air Date: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 8:00 PM
This film envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Air Date: Fri, Feb 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers’ shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the “Outlaw” movement.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 9:00 PM
Herb Ohta is one of the giants of the ‘ukulele who snatched the simple four-stringed instrument out of the background and planted it firmly at the front of the stage.
Air Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering.
Air Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2019 9:30 PM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Dave Chappelle.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 9:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape-celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go. Features conversations with Attorney General Eric Holder, activist DeRay Mckesson and television producer Shonda Rhimes.
Air Date: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 9:00 PM
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made – as well as the obstacles that remain. The program features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.
Air Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 9:30 PM
Emmy award-winning comedian David Letterman receives the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. This special features tributes from Letterman’s friends and colleagues including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer and Martin Short.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series, hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., brings to life the epic stories of both celebrated and little-known African kingdoms and cultures.   Empires of Gold Dr.
Air Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 10:00 PM
Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. This program features commentary by Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and others.
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