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 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.
"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.
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.
A profile of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in pro sports with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Included: comments from his widow, Rachel; his daughter, Sharon; actor Ossie Davis; and the Mets' Butch Huskey, who wears Jackie's number 42.
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.
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.
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.
A report on A Better Chance, a nonprofit organization founded in 1963 that offers educational opportunities and career guidance to talented students of color. Included: a profile of Better Chance president Judith Berry Griffin.
Michael Warren hosts a report on black youth. Included: hip-hop lifestyles; former gang members who turned their lives around; talk-radio host Tavis Smiley. Also: Jack and Jill of America Inc., an organization that emphasizes positive values.