Profiling the first black performer to win a Best Actor Oscar (for 1963's "Lilies of the Field"). Lee Grant directed and narrates the program, in which Poitier reviews his life and career. Also interviewed: Denzel Washington, Quincy Jones, Robert Townsend, James Earl Jones, directors Stanley Kramer ("The Defiant Ones") and Norman Jewison ("In the Heat of the Night"), and Poitier's wife, Joanna Shimkus Poitier.
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