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When we hear the name Whitney Young, most Chicagoans probably think of the city's Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, rather than the man after whom it was named. But filmmaker Bonnie Boswell, Young's niece, hopes her new documentary about the civil...
Channel Guide MagazineHere are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
If there's been one controversy that's dogged Quentin Tarantino for most of his career, it's been his frequent and pronounced use of the N-word in his scripts, dating all the way back to his debut film, "Reservoir Dogs." Perhaps the only time that...
Channel Guide MagazineHistory has certainly embarked upon a program worthy of its network name with its new 12-hour, six-night event series Mankind The Story of All of Us. Following in the wake of its successful America The Story of Us, this series takes the same approach, but...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelMusical specials and musical contests are among the week's ballyhooed programs. But the biggest show carries an epic title, “Mankind: The Story of All of Us.” The program doesn't do subtlety. This 12-hour, six-night history lesson indulges...
RedEyeThere's no way to boil down the entire history of mankind into 12 hours over six nights. But History makes an impressive attempt with "Mankind: The Story of All of Us" (8 p.m. CT Nov. 13; 3 stars out of 4) by focusing on how pivotal moments--the taming of...
Tags: Anthony Bourdain, NBC (tv network)
"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." is another of the Harvard professor's wonderful television series for PBS. This is "must-see TV" and a more than worthy sequel to three previous projects Gates has hosted about how some of us came to be what...
Show TrackerFriday’s Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA...
Show TrackerFriday’s Highlights: ‘In Plain Sight’ on USA...
When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall. There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
Tags: Emmett Till, Prosecution, Racism, Anxiety, Government
The steps leading down to the quiet storefront added to the intimidation. He remembers it not as a cellar, exactly, but it was a small, dense room underneath the street-level life pulsing away in the evening. Leo Myers, then just a teen, approached the...
Tags: Health, PBS (tv network), Abraham Lincoln, Research, Slavery
RedEyeMarch TV highlights include new seasons of "Mad Men," "South Park" and "Breaking In," the series premieres of "Awake," "GCB" and "Missing," and the final season of "In Plain Sight." Take a look at the season and series premieres for March below. As usual,...
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