Western Reserve Public Media
Celebrates Black History Month

Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) celebrates Black History Month in February with programming that emphasizes the resilience of the African-American spirit. Shows airing for the first time are marked with an asterisk (*).

On the standard-definition channel Fusion (WNEO.2/WEAO.2), Black History Month programs air throughout the month.

 

Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1)

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m.     

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a journey through the last 50 years of African American history.

The Talk—Race in America

Monday, Feb. 20, at 9 p.m. 

The Talk—Race in America*
Learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their children to stay safe if they are stopped by police.

Independent Lens, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m.     

American Masters, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise*
Journey through the prolific life of the “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” author and activist.

     
     
Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2)

American Masters, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.     

American Masters, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
The life of the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature is chronicled.

American Masters, B.B. King

Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 p.m.       

American Masters, B.B. King
Candid interviews shed light on the challenging life and career "King of the Blues" B.B. King.

Mary Lou Williams

Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m.       

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band
The life, career and legacy of the innovative and prolific jazz pianist and composer are examined.

     

American Masters, B.B. King

Sunday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m.       

American Masters, B.B. King
Candid interviews shed light on the challenging life and career "King of the Blues" B.B. King.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound

Sunday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. 

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound
Discover how two musical geniuses created the first black-owned record label in Florida.

Independent Lens, Birth of a Movement

Monday, Feb. 6, at 10 p.m.

Independent Lens, Birth of a Movement*
Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle about race relations.

     

American Masters, B.B. King

Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.       

American Masters, B.B. King
Candid interviews shed light on the challenging life and career "King of the Blues" B.B. King.

Black Ballerina

Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 p.m.         

Black Ballerina
The stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet are told.

Black Women in Medicine

Saturday, Feb. 11, at noon

Black Women in Medicine
Black female doctors across America who work diligently in all facets of medicine are showcased.

     

Independent Lens, Birth of a Movement

Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m.

Independent Lens, Birth of a Movement*
Learn how D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle about race relations.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound

Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8:30 p.m.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound
Discover how two musical geniuses created the first black-owned record label in Florida.

Independent Lens, Accidental Courtesy

Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 p.m.

Independent Lens, Accidental Courtesy*
An African-American musician meets members of the Ku Klux Klan and attempts to change their minds.

     

Independent Lens, Accidental Courtesy

Repeats Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m.

Independent Lens, Accidental Courtesy*
An African-American musician meets members of the Ku Klux Klan and attempts to change their minds.

Black Ballerina

Saturday, Feb. 18, at 9 p.m.

Black Ballerina
The stories of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet are told.

Independent Lens, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.

American Masters, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise*
Journey through the prolific life of the “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” author and activist.

     

The Talk—Race in America

Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m.

The Talk—Race in America*
Learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their children to stay safe if they are stopped by police.

Independent Lens, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m.

American Masters, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise*
Journey through the prolific life of the “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” author and activist.

Independent Lens, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.

American Masters, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise*
Journey through the prolific life of the “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” author and activist.

     
     


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