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Businessman and television personality Daymond John makes a special appearance to host The HistoryMakers Year in Review - 2006. That year, The HistoryMakers hits the road to host the PBS-TV specials An Evening With Colin Powell in Washington, D.C. and An Evening With Andrew Young in Atlanta. Back in Chicago, The HistoryMakers holds Celebrate Chuck Smith, an event honoring the famed theater director, and An Evening with Earl Graves, where the business mogul and philanthropist is interviewed by civil rights activist Julian Bond in a packed house. By the end of the year, 263 HistoryMakers are interviewed around the United States—plus one in Norway. In addition to behind-the-scenes footage of the PBS-TV tapings and other events that year, this evening program will include a pre-recorded performance honoring the late Bill Withers by vocalist José James, in tribute to Earl Graves and those interviewed in 2006. The night ends with the screening of An Evening With Earl Graves and A Conversation with Skip Gates.

An Evening With Earl Graves - Special Viewing

An Evening With Earl Graves

Taped: Saturday, October 28, 2006

This hour-long, one-on-one interview program provided a historical look into the life of legendary publisher and business icon, Earl Graves, Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine. Taped in Chicago, Illinois in front of a live audience, Earl Graves was interviewed by civil rights activist and politician Julian Bond.  An Evening With Earl Graves was the twelfth program in The HistoryMakersAn Evening With...series. 

Through the use of film footage and images, An Evening With Earl Graves provided a rare look into the wonderful life and legacy of this publishing giant.

Find more information on the program here.

A Conversation With Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. - Special Viewing

Skip Gates

Taped: Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Conversation With Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. was a live to tape interview program featuring Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. being interviewed by CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux. The taping occurred on February 18, 2010 at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston, West Virginia. The Harvard professor was interviewed about his life and experiences including growing up in West Virginia and his trip to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. The interview was taped to air on PBS-TV. The event's title sponsor was Verizon. 

Find more information on the program here.

Date and Time

Monday, December 7, 2020

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

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