db's Annual Black History Month TV Schedule: BHM TV: Feb 8 2009

Saturday, January 27, 2007

BHM TV: Feb 8 2009

1:30am (Gospel Music Channel)
Faith & Fame Paul Morton 

12pm (PBS)
American Masters: Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice
Tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning, all-female a cappella ensemble that has inspired audiences for three decades with their unique songs about spirituality, justice, home, and community. 

1:30pm (PBS)
The Art of Romare Bearden
This documentary profiles African-American artist Romare Bearden, whose work exhibits a unique blend of cultural influences from Harlem, Europe, and Africa. It focuses on a Bearden exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC -- the most comprehensive retrospective of his work ever.

3:00 P.M.(BET)
Catch this inspirational story of the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Starring Lynn Whitfield and Louis Gossett, Jr.

3:00pm (Gospel Music Channel)
Hometown Gospel: New York City 
Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson visits with Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, and other New York bred artists, as we look at gospel music in the Big Apple, from its historic roots to the vibrant contempora

4:00pm (Gospel Music Channel)
2008 BMI Trailblazers
Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Mighty Clouds of Joy, J. Moss, Kelly Price, Smokie Norful, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Rance Allen, Marvin "Coconut" Winans, Jr., Dorinda Clark Cole 

5pm ,9 pm & 10:30pm (Gospel Music Channel)
Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama Live at the Apollo
Ben Harper and special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama won two Grammy Awards for this sold out performance at New York's legendary Apollo Theater. 

6:00 P.M.(BET)
An ex-con with the voice of an angel finds his luck changing when a kindly grandmother who hears him singing one day, takes him in. Soon, he's found God, lands a job and has a chance for his big singing break. Starring Irma P. Hall and Darius McCrary.

6:30pm & 12am (Gospel Music Channel)
Faith & Fame Blind Boys of Alabama 

8pm (MSNBC)
A Father's Promise
Al Roker hosts this look at why many African-American children grow up without fathers. Roker also takes part in a roundtable discussion that includes NBC colleague Tiki Barber, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Rev. Eugene Rivers and Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell.

9:00 p.m. (NICK)
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee :We Shall Not Be Moved
In the special, kids unite to make changes in their neighborhoods, in their schools, and in themselves -- through political action, poetry and art. 

10:30pm  (PBS) (check local listings) 
This film by Ken Burns chronicles the life and career of boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion and one of the greatest fighters of the 20th century. Winner of 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.  


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