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Thread the Needle: Duke Ellington


Host Dr. Hooks explores the life of Duke Ellington to answer the question, “What makes Duke Ellington a black hero?”


Sunday, February 2, at 6 p.m. on CAN TV21



The Clarice Mason Show: Does Racism Still Exist in America?


Social scientist James Gross and attorney Robert Willis provide insight into the impact of historical legal decisions on minority society both when they were made and today.


Part I: Thursday, February 6, at 9 p.m. on CAN TV21

and Thursday, February 20, at 9 p.m. on CAN TV21

Part II: Sunday, February 9, at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21, and

Sunday, February 23, at 9 p.m. on CAN TV21


Grady’s Notebook



 Military Career


Former Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Alcus Cromartie shares his experience developing space shuttle engines and the first high-powered laser, while sharing advice for how young people can follow the same path.


Saturday, February 8, at 9 a.m. on CAN TV19

Sunday, February 23, at 1 p.m. on CAN TV19


A Chicago Saint?


Brother A. Gerard Jordan tells us about a former slave Father Augustus Tolton (April 1, 1854- July 9, 1897) who is being considered for canonization. The first Roman Catholic priest in the U.S. known to be black when he was ordained, he worked to create a national parish for black Catholics at St. Monica's Church on the South Side.



Friday, February 14, at 6 p.m. on CAN TV19, and

Sunday, February 16, at 1 p.m. on CAN TV19


Remembering Tuskegee Airmen


As a tribute to the sacrifice and service the Tuskegee Airmen gave to the country, host Grady Davis shares his interview with four of the original Tuskegee Airmen.


Saturday, February 15, at 9 a.m. on CAN TV19, and
Thursday, February 20, at 6 p.m. on CAN TV19

Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


This intimate documentary features the personal testimonies of West Side Chicagoans who witnessed or worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Chicago on the Civil Rights movement in the late 1960’s. They share their reflections about the events of the time and Dr. King, and reflect on the impact it had on them. Hosted by Congressman Danny K. Davis.


Monday, February 17 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV21

Simply Speaking: Dr. M.L. King- Life and Legacy


This panel reflects back on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how his legacy is reflected today in the presidency of Barack Obama and beyond.


Monday, February 17 at 10:30 p.m. on CAN TV21

Saturday, February 22 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21

The H30/ Art of Life Show: Black History Interrupted


Dr. Authens Asantewaa Oppong Wadie provides a wider perspective of the history of black Americans, reaching back to the dawn of man in Africa and into the successes of civilizations today.


Friday, February 21, at 8:30 p.m. on CAN TV19

Sunday, February 23, at 3:30 p.m. on CAN TV19

Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


This tribute remembers MLK, Jr. with music, dance, and performances of his memorable speeches by students and community leaders.


Friday, February 21, at 8:30 p.m. on CAN TV19

Sunday, February 23, at 3:30 p.m. on CAN TV19

Taking It To the Streets Presents: Hoodwinked


Host Sharon Harper asks viewers to answer the key question posed in this documentary: “Name a positive sterotype of black people?” HOODWINKED explores how negative imagery in the media and other factors led to a dangerous form of negative self and group perception about Black Achievements.


Directed by Janks Morton, the film features Dr. Steve Perry (CNN), Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (FOX & BET), Dr. Boyce Watkins, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu and Dr. Ivory Toldson.


Saturday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. on CAN TV21