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Making Black America: Through the Grapevine

Friday, February 3, 8:00 PM, 36.1

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine is a four-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people -beyond the reach of the “White gaze.” 

Nicknamed “Architect to the Stars,” African American architect Paul R. Williams was one of the most successful architects of his time. But at the height of his career he wasn’t always welcome in the buildings he designed because of his race. Hollywood’s Architect will tell the story of how he used talent, determination and even charm to defy the odds and create a celebrated body of work.

How America's 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory. Drawing on decades of on the ground reporting, and interviews with Taliban and US officials, part one of an investigation of the missteps and consequences.

From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond -- no police institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way as Scotland Yard.  Meet with some contemporary sleuths we'll reveal the secrets of what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, and we'll uncover some grim and grisly details of detectives who have gone before.

Monday, February 6, 8:00 PM, 10.1

This special episode celebrating Black Americana features an1821 U.S. citizenship certificate for George Barker, a free man of color and an African American beauty book written by Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Grammy award winning film documenting the rise of soul music legend Sam Cooke, from his beginnings as a gospel singer to his crossover to the pop and R&B charts. This biography takes on a scope of greater dimensions than music alone.

Explore the entertainer's vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film and concert performances.

Recent discoveries in archaeology are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilizations that flourished for centuries, with prehistoric populations numbering in the millions.

Freedom Riders

Monday, February 20, 10:00 PM, 10.1

Freedom Riders were groups of white and African American civil rights activists who participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus terminals.