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.
Conclusion. Profiles of black Americans who live and work in Paris. Included: artist Barbara Chase-Riboud, who moved to the City of Light in the 1960s. Also: Carol Mongo of the Parson School of Design; and model Gamiliana.
"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.
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 history of gospel music and the gospel-music industry of the 1980s. Included: how gospel music has influenced the contemporary sounds of Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, the Beatles, Little Richard and Elvis Presley.
A report on diversity in the workplace includes an interview with Mal Goode, the first black reporter for a major network (ABC); and R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., founder of the American Institute for Managing Diversity Inc. Louis Gossett Jr. hosts.
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.
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.
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.
Part 1 of two. Profiles of black Americans who live and work in Paris. Included: songstress Ursuline Kairson, who stars in a Las Vegas-style revue. Also: scientist Tannie Stovall, an Atlanta native who works for the French government; designer Richard Allen.