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Wisconsin Public Television's February Schedule Honors Black History Month
January 19, 2012
During February, Wisconsin Public Television offers viewing selections that honor and celebrate the contributions of black Americans throughout history.
At 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Independent Lens “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” profiles the life of the unconventional revolutionary who paid dearly for her instant fame.
At 12 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, American Masters “Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On?” looks at ways the vocalist and composer expressed the tenor of his time.
At 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story details accounts of black abolitionists who were part of the Underground Railroad.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, Freedom Riders: American Experience tells the stories of civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961.
At 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Independent Lens “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” takes a cinematic and musical trip to American black communities of 1967-1975.
At 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, Slavery by Another Name explores a form of slavery in the South that persisted into the 20th century.
At 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Independent Lens “More Than a Month” introduces an African-American filmmaker who wants to end Black History Month.
At 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Great Performances “Memphis” features a live film of the Tony Award-winning Broadway rock musical.
At 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, American Masters “Cab Calloway: Sketches” provides a lively biography of an exceptional figure in the history of jazz.
WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
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