Included: a rapper's TV show for kids; the consequences of Beyonce's endorsement deal with a cosmetics giant; an interview with Ludacris; a report on violence caught on video; bottled water from Africa; roles for black actors in movies.
Included: the reappearance of a TV bounty hunter; a sex-education program for college students; an ex-con's ironic demise; a report on biracial conjoined twins; historical reenactments; a pop singer's country-music comeback.
Included: Barack Obama's leisure time at the White House; vitamins for crack addicts; adoption of African babies; a death-row inmate's insatiable appetite; a black goaltender in the NHL; Oprah Winfrey's replacement.
Included: a call for good behavior before Election Day; an interview with an innovative black actor who broke the color barrier in pornography; John McCain's dry cleaner; a discussion of prison time as a qualification to be president.
A series that parodies current affairs from an African-American perspective begins with host David Alan Grier portraying Maya Angelou as she composes a poem for the inauguration of the next president. Also: a commentary on the death of hip-hop; a rapper who records public-service announcements for the No Child Left Behind Act.