db's Annual Black History Month TV Schedule: BHM TV: Feb 23 2009

Friday, January 26, 2007

BHM TV: Feb 23 2009

6:00 am (HIST) 
History Undercover: The Mystery of the 364th
Explores rumors and truth in the case of the African American 364th regiment of WWII.   

7:00 am (BIO)  
Biography : Russell Simmons
Traces the life of the hip-hop icon, from his days selling drugs to the co-founding of Def Jam records.    

3 p.m. (TVONE)
Can You Hear Me Now: The Evolution of Gospel Music
Gospel artists and industry leaders offer insight into how far this genre of music has come from the days of Mahalia Jackson and Thomas Dorsey and the future of the industry in the mainstream arena.

10:00 pm (HIST) 
America’s top gumshoes prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. A California man discovered a book titled Slave Songs of the United States. Could this be the first book of African-American spirituals ever published? A Michigan man owns a guitar that he says once belonged to legendary African-American folksinger Josh White, and a hip-hop enthusiast from New York has always heard that a house in the Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop. Is this really true? The History Detectives try to find out. 

Feb. 23 (PBS)
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On?
repeat of the "American Masters" profile of the talented but troubled singer.


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