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Featuring Ken Chenault, Harry Lennix, J.B. Brown, & Al Jarreau

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

  • HM Greetings: Dr. Clyde Yancy – 0:01-0:24
  • HM Greetings: Cheryl Smith – 0:25-0:54
  • HM Greetings: Dr. Robert Dottin – 0:55-1:31
  • HM Greetings: Angela Vallot – 1:32-1:49
  • HM Greetings: Grover Pettes – 1:50-2:04
  • Narrator Julieanna Richardson – 2:05-2:34
  • Celebrity Presenter James J.B. Brown – 2:35-3:42
  • Behind the Scenes – 3:43-15:08
  • Musical Tribute to 2018 HistoryMakers by Al Jarreau – 15:09-21:39
  • Celebrity Presenter: James J.B. Brown – 21:40-22:27
  • HM Greetings: Randall Pinkston – 22:28-23:13
  • HM Greetings: Rose Niles – 23:14-23:45
  • HM Greetings: Dr. Kneeland Youngblood – 23:46-23:54
  • HM Greetings: Judi Moore Latta – 23:55-24:09
  • HM Greetings: John E. Jacob – 24:10-25:17
  • An Evening With Ken Chenault (PBS TV Show) – 25:18-1:21:58
  • A Musical Night With Harry Lennix (PBS TV Show) – 1:22:00-2:18:50

Well known TV journalist J.B. Brown will host The HistoryMakers Year in Review—2018 which features An Evening With Ken Chenault taped at the New York Times Center where the nation’s civic and business leadership came out to hear firsthand the life story of one of the nation’s most successful corporate leaders as interviewed by J.B. himself. The year also saw a videotaping of A Musical Night With Harry Lennix made possible through a partnership with the University of Chicago’s Logan Center and Kenwood Academy that allowed theatrical students to perform in a live theatrical TV taping. On the road, The HistoryMakers held regional receptions in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Little Rock, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., Boston, Anchorage, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Detroit, North Carolina and South Carolina to honor area HistoryMakers and to forge new partnerships with universities, libraries, and school systems. The year wraps up with 210 HistoryMaker interviews being added to The HistoryMakers archives. In addition to behind-the-scenes footage, the program includes a performance by the late Al Jarreau, provided courtesy of International Jazz Day and The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, in tribute to Ken Chenault, Harry Lennix, and those interviewed in 2018. Immediately following is a screening of An Evening With Ken Chenault and A Musical Night With Harry Lennix.

An Evening With Ken Chenault - Special Viewing

An Evening With Ken Chennault

Taped: Saturday, November 3, 2018

An Evening With Ken Chenault will be a live-to-tape, one-on-one interview with former American Express CEO Ken Chenault conducted by sportscaster James Brown at New York City’s The New York Times Center. Taking place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, the program will pay tribute to Chenault’s extraordinary life and career. As Brown guides Chenault through his early professional years as a lawyer and consultant into his nearly forty year career at American Express, the audience will hear stories of ambition and perseverance.

An Evening With Ken Chenault will not only spotlight one of the nation’s most accomplished business and civic leaders. It also will contribute to a developing conversation on the history of African Americans in business, a topic too long ignored.

Find more information on the program here.

A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix - Special Viewing

An Evening With Harry Lennix

Taped: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, The HistoryMakers hosted A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix, a live program featuring singing, performance and storytelling from native Chicagoan and actor Harry Lennix and singer Terisa Griffin. Dr. Anita Blanchard severed as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. The show included musical performances by Musical Director Terisa Griffin, Dee Alexander, Felicia Fields and Lynne Jordan as well as performances by local high school students and excerpts from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

Find more information on the program here.