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  • Narrator Julieanna Richardson – 0:02-0:29
  • Celebrity Presenter Daymond John – 0:30-2:23
  • Behind the Scenes – 2:24-13:18
  • Musical Tribute to 2006 HistoryMakers by José James – 13:19-19:25
  • Celebrity Presenter Daymond John – 19:27-20:21
  • An Evening With Earl Graves (PBS TV Show)  – 20:22-1:17:07
  • An Evening With Colin Powell (PBS TV Show) – 1:17:-08-2:13:05
  • An Evening With Andrew Young (PBS TV Show) – 2:13:07-3:09:55

The Shark Tank’s Daymond John hosts The HistoryMakers Year in Review—2006. He speaks of 2003 when he was, at the time, the youngest person interviewed by The HistoryMakers at the age of 36 as the president of FUBU. It is appropriate that he introduce An Evening With Earl Graves…the PBSTV taping that honored the life and career of Earl Graves, the founder of Black Enterprise Magazine. 2006 would also find The HistoryMakers hosting a Martin Luther King Day program entitled Is the Civil Rights Era Dead, a Goodman Theatre program Celebrate Chuck Smith, and a Washington, D.C. Talking Truth Series program featuring poet Sonia Sanchez. In addition, the year finds The HistoryMakers honoring two other great African American leaders: An Evening With Colin Powell in Washington, D.C. and An Evening With Andrew Young in Atlanta. 263 HistoryMakers are interviewed around the United States and The HistoryMakers crew is flown to Norway to interview Anne Brown, the first Bess in Porgy & Bess. In addition to behind-the-scenes footage, this evening program will include a musical performance by vocalist José James, provided courtesy of SF Jazz, honoring Earl Graves, Colin Powell and The Honorable Andrew Young as well as those who were interviewed in 2006. The night ends with the screening of An Evening With Earl Graves, An Evening With Colin Powell and An Evening With Andrew Young.

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.

An Evening With Colin Powell - Special Viewing

An Evening With Colin Powell

Taped: Saturday, April 29, 2006

This hour-long, one-on-one interview program provided a rare, insightful glimpse into the life and career of General Colin Powell. Taped live on April 29, 2006 at George Washington University, General Colin Powell was interviewed by political commentator and author, Juan Williams.

An Evening With Colin Powell marks the tenth in the series of PBS-TV interviews produced by The HistoryMakers. Powell’s son, Michael Powell, began the program by welcoming all those in attendance. The opening procession was conducted by Howard University’s AFROTC DET 30 in honor of Powell’s military service.

General Powell began the interview speaking about his childhood and his family’s Caribbean heritage. He shared stories of his career as a soldier and his appointment as the first African American United States Secretary of State. He went on to explain the history and contributions of African Americans in the military and their involvement in every war in the history of the United States.

Historic footage was used to showcase key moments in Powell’s life, including his induction into the Leavenworth Hall of Fame, and speeches in support of the troops throughout his time as U.S. Secretary of State. At the conclusion of the interview, Powell reflected on his life and shared his hopes for the future.

Find more information on the program here.

An Evening With Andrew Young - Special Viewing

An Evening With Andrew Young

Taped: Saturday, June 17, 2006

This hour-long, one-on-one interview program provided a wonderful look into the life and career of Ambassador Andrew Young. Taped live in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Saturday, June 17, 2006, this PBS-TV show was the eleventh in The HistoryMakers An Evening With... series. Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviewed former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. This was the third program taped in Atlanta, the first two being An Evening With Della Reese in 2004 and An Evening With Nikki Giovanni in 2005. 

Journalist Monica Kaufman served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Mark D. Goodman spoke on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the event's title sponsor. Business entrepreneur Herman J. Russell and Atlanta’s former first lady, Valerie Richardson Jackson, also spoke before the show began. 

Charlayne Hunter-Gault was introduced, and the program interwove live theatrical skits based on Andrew Young’s book, An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America, and his life. Hunter-Gault introduced Andrew Young, and they talked about Young’s childhood, college days, his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, his relationship with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his political and philanthropic career. It was an exciting and riveting night! 

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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