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The Monday Playlist: A Night for Moms (Mabley and Mom), Who's Turning 50

With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.

Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well.read more

VIDEO: Charlie Rose November 23, 2001)

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Charlie Rose November 23, 2001)
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A Performance By And Discussion With Cellist Yo Yo Ma, Who Talks About His Ongoing Silk Road Project And His Newest Cd, Entitled Classic Yo Yo Ma. Next, Singer And Civil Rights Activist Harry Belafonte Talks About The History Of Black Music. Finally, Charlie Rose Leads A Discussion With The Music Director Of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim. watch

VIDEO: The Colbert Report 10/17/2011

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Featuring the extended, unedited interview! -Celebrated entertainer Harry Belafonte discusses his new memoir "My Song." watch

Videos

Buck And The Preacher
The Player
Uptown Saturday Night
White Man's Burden

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Soundtrack for a Revolution
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

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The Colbert Report 10/17/2011
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The March
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Epilogue)
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Act 3)

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2014 CBS News TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Sing Your Song TV Show Series, Guest
2013 Roundtable on March on Washington TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Question: I heard recently on the radio that folk-music promoter Harold Leventhal had passed away, and as the announcer described his life and career, I got to thinking about one of my all-time favorite movies, A Mighty Wind. To what extent, if any, is the dead folk-music promoter in the film based on Mr. Leventhal? The similarities seemed apparent to me.Answer: And to others, believe me. Harold Leventhal is widely but unofficially acknowledged as the inspiration for A Mighty Wind's (2003) Irv Steinbloom; Levanthal's clients were a who's who of celebrated folk singers, including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, read more

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