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  • Narrator Julieanna Richardson – 0:02-0:33
  • Celebrity Presenter Dionne Warwick – 0:34-3:45
  • Behind the Scenes – 3:46-13:45
  • Musical Tribute to 2001 HistoryMakers by Lisa Fischer – 13:46-17:12
  • Celebrity Presenter Dionne Warwick – 17:13-19:13
  • An Evening With Dionne Warwick (PBS TV Show) – 19:14-1:16:10

Music legend Dionne Warwick’s affiliation with The HistoryMakers began in 2001 when she was honored by The HistoryMakers in An Evening With Dionne Warwick. She and the late Diahann Carroll travelled to Chicago just two months after the events of 911 rocked the United States. Warwick, whose historic musical family is legendary, is also a history buff and over the course of 20 years, she has helped The HistoryMakers in the celebrations of its 10th anniversary as well as in 2014 when the Library of Congress became its permanent repository. In 2001, 82 interviews from Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York were added to The HistoryMakers archives. The HistoryMakers public presence grew with a groundbreaking project called Pioneers in the Struggle: The History of African Americans in the Illinois General Assembly (1877-2001) funded by the State of Illinois through the assistance of State Senate President Emil Jones, Jr. The year also included public programs Three Arts, Three Lives and Three Stories that honored photographer Dawoud Bey, sculptor Richard Hunt and painter Allen Stringfellow; Black and Red: The Little-Known History of African Americans and Native American Heritage and 2001 Salute to HistoryMakers. In addition to behind-the-scenes footage and clips from The HistoryMakers archives, this evening program features a special tribute performance for Dionne Warwick and those HistoryMakers honored in 2001 by Grammy Award-winner, Lisa Fischer, courtesy of the Carr Center.  Immediately following will be an airing of An Evening With Dionne Warwick.

An Evening With Dionne Warwick - Special Viewing

An Evening With Dionne Warwick

Taped: Wednesday, November 14, 2001

This one hour one-on-one interview program provided a rare look into the life and times of Dionne Warwick. Taped in Chicago in front of a live audience, singer Warwick was interviewed by her friend, actress and entertainer, Diahann Carroll. Warwick is one of the most celebrated vocal artists of the past fifty years. With more than fifty hit singles and twenty albums, the artist that bridged the gap climbed to the top of the charts more than any other female entertainer during this time. Throughout her illustrious career, Warwick has combined her exceptional talents as a singer with a deep personal commitment to social activism. Her humanitarian efforts to further AIDS research and education have earned Warwick the respect of millions around the world. An Evening With Dionne Warwick provided an inside look into and explored the wonderfully unique life of Dionne Warwick. Using clips of performances and newsreel footage, An Evening with Dionne Warwick told the story of this living legend.

Find more information on the program here. 

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST/ 5 p.m. MST/ 4 p.m. PST

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