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.
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 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.
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.
Sheryl Lee Ralph hosts "Paris: In Search of a Dream Update," which revisits previously profiled black Americans who live and work in Paris. Included: author Barbara Chase-Reboud ("Echo of Lions"); jazz singer Spanky Wilson; model Gamiliana.
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.
A solution-oriented study of racial prejudice features school programs designed to teach youngsters acceptance and respect. Included: tensions on high-school and college campuses; youth "hate groups." Host: Louis Gossett Jr.
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.
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.
"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.
Inner-city students from various ethnic backgrounds take a trip across the country and share their feelings about the experience. Also: authors Claude Brown and Nathan McCall discuss their childhood memories and challenges facing today's urban youth.