"African American Expression" examines black achievement in dance, theatre, music and art. Included: choreographer Keith Young; dance-theater artist David Rousseve; musicians Branford Marsalis and Taj Mahal. Also: a tribute to choreographer Michael Peters. Host: Tommy Ford.
A look at African-American influence on dance and theater. Examined: the impact of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation on dancers and choreographers; the revival of black theater. Featured: actor Robert Guillaume; choreographer George Faison; director-producer Gordon Davidson. Host: Debbie Allen.
"Images" profiles black directors Bill Duke, Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Neema Barnette and Carl Franklin. The filmmakers reflect on their work, their influences and the role of black men and women in the creative process. Host: Blair Underwood.
Observing the increase in the number of interracial couples, and how these relationships might affect a person's ethnic identity. Included: conversations with couples, their families and friends, and people who disapprove of such unions. Louis Gossett Jr. is the program host.
A profile of Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, who discusses his life and career, including his interest in supporting and producing emerging artists. Also: comments by Broadway colleagues, including Savion Glover and Ann Duquesnay.
A look at the African-American influence on music and the visual arts. Examined: the music of New Orleans; the diversity of "black art." Featured: the Neville Brothers, Taj Mahal, Dianne Reeves, Kool Moe Dee, Branford Marsalis and Mtume. Host: Debbie Allen.
Blacks working in the production end of the entertainment industry. Included: writers, directors, producers; developing and financing projects; casting; off-stage talent and crew. Mario Van Peebles and Sheryl Lee Ralph host.
"The Morehouse Mystique" examines the impact of Atlanta's Morehouse College on the education of black men. Included: an interview with college president Walter Massey; and a profile of Benjamin Elijah Mays, who headed the institution from 1940 to 1967.
A look at African-American influence on dance, theater, music and art. Examined: the impact of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation on dancers and choreographers; the revival of black theater; the music of New Orleans; the diversity of "black art." Featured: the Neville Brothers, Robert Guillaume, Taj Mahal, Kool Moe Dee and Branford Marsalis.
Revisiting three cities---Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles---to assess changes in each since 1992. Included: comments from Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell; L.A. police chief Willie Williams. Host: Michael Warren.
A report on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, a federal law passed in 1996 that overhauled welfare benefits. Included: interviews with welfare recipients and policy makers. Host: Nia Long.