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  • An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories

    Hosted by actor/producer Harry Lennix and actress/director Regina Taylor, with music provided by music producer/vocalist Terisa Griffin and her eight piece band, An Evening With The HistoryMakers: Chicago Stories was taped in Chicago on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at The Art Institute of Chicago, and showcases for the first time the amazingly rich history of Chicago's African American community, a richness that many need to be reminded of amidst the violence and turmoil that has plagued Chicago. Special guest presenters include Valerie Jarrett, Deval Patrick, Reuben Cannon, Wayne Baker Brooks, Terri Gardner, Eric Johnson, Don Jackson, Linda Johnson Rice, Audrey Smaltz, and Brenda Gaines.

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  • An Evening With Eric Holder

    An Evening With Eric Holder is a one-on-one interview with former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., a dedicated public servant whose career has been committed to civil and human rights, and racial justice. Hosted by opinion writer for the Washington Post, and MSNBC contributor, Jonathan Capehart, An Evening With Eric Holder provides a rare inside look into the life and career of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder would become the first African American to hold three of the nation’s most high-profile legal positions – U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Deputy U.S. Attorney General, and finally, U.S. Attorney General, the third longest-serving in the country’s history. Through it all, the audience will see a doting father, a faithful husband, and a light-hearted friend. Musical performances by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Raul Midón, as well as R&B singer and songwriter KEM make An Evening With Eric Holder a night that audiences will not soon forget.

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  • An Evening With Valerie Jarrett

    An Evening With Valerie Jarrett provides a unique inside look at civic leader and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Taped at the historic Art Institute of Chicago and hosted by veteran NPR journalist Michele Norris, An Evening With Valerie Jarrett explores Jarrett's fascinatingly rich life and career, as well as the legacy of her storied family. A lawyer, Jarrett gave up her career in private practice to join the historic administration of Chicago's first African American Mayor, Harold Washington. Her career would take her to private real estate development, and eventually, advising the historic campaign and administration of the fifth African American United States Senator, and the first African American President of the United States - President Barack Obama. An Evening With Valerie Jarrett will keep viewers wanting more.

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  • An Evening With Sheila Johnson

    An Evening With Sheila Johnson is a one-on-one interview with Sheila Johnson, a classically trained violinist, successful entrepreneur, and dedicated philanthropist. Taped at the historic Art Institute of Chicago, and hosted by veteran PBS NewsHour journalist Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Sheila Johnson explores how, after meeting Robert Johnson, whom she would marry and go on to co-found Black Entertainment Television with in 1980, Sheila taught music and directed the internationally renowned youth orchestra, Youth Strings In Action. The Johnsons sold BET in 2002 to Viacom for $2.3 billion, and Sheila went on to found Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality firm, and also became owner of the Washington Mystics, and part owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals, the first African American woman to be a major stakeholder in three professional sports franchises. Add An Evening With Sheila Johnson to your collection today!

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  • An Evening With Vernon Jordan

    An Evening With Vernon Jordan is a one-on-one interview of Vernon Jordan, one of the most iconic civic and business leaders of today. Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center in New York City and hosted by veteran PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, An Evening With Vernon Jordan begins with a moving musical photo tribute to Vernon Jordan sung by the original The Three Mo' Tenors' Rodrick Dixon. Intermixed within the show are live appearances from Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Kenneth Chenault, and Ursula Burns, with video tributes from President Bill Clinton, The Honorable Hillary Clinton, General Colin Powell, Dick Parsons, Kenneth Jacobs, Kim KoopersmithAnnette Gordon-Reed, Franklin Thomas, his beloved daughter Vickee Adams, and his wife of many years, Ann Jordan

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