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2004, TV Show

Episode Detail: East Coast: Ebony Towers; Los Angeles: Black Hollywood - America Beyond the Color Line

In the conclusion, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. looks at black life from the point of view of those who have "made it," then assesses black progress in Hollywood. Among the interviewees: Vernon Jordan, Colin Powell, Russell Simmons, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, Don Cheadle, Alicia Keys and director John Singleton. Gates also talks to two black Wall Street executives. "Economic empowerment is part of the movement," one tells him. "It's the evolution."

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Premiered: February 03, 2004
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A four-hour assessment of the state of black America at the beginning of the 21st century, presented by Harvard humanities professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who hosted the 1999 PBS series `Wonders of the African World.'



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