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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.

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)

An Evening with Valerie Jarrett

Sunday, Feb. 4, at 12:30 a.m.     

An Evening with Valerie Jarrett
A unique look at the life of civic leader and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama.

Great Performances, Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Friday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 p.m. 
Repeats Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 a.m.

Great Performances, Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop
The hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic” with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Karamu: 100 Years in the House

Friday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 p.m.  
Repeats Saturday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 a.m.    

Karamu: 100 Years in the House
Karamu House in Cleveland, the oldest African-American theater in America, is showcased.

     

Independent Lens, Winnie

Saturday, Feb. 10, at 11 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3:30 a.m.

Independent Lens, Winnie
Explore the complex life of Winnie Mandela and her decades-long struggle to bring down apartheid.

We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told

Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 p.m. 
Repeats Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 a.m.

We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told
The unrecognized history of jazz in Pittsburgh, Penn., is chronicled in this documentary.

Black Women in Medicine

Sunday, Feb. 18, at 12:30 a.m.  

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

     

We’ll Meet Again, Freedom Summer

Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 a.m.

We’ll Meet Again, Freedom Summer
Witness dramatic reunions of people thrown together during the civil rights movement.

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Sundays, Feb. 25 & March 4, at
3 p.m. 

Repeats Mondays, Feb. 26 & March 5, at 2 a.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.

 
     
     
Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2)

Great Performances, Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. 

Great Performances, Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop
The hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic” with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Independent Lens, Winnie

Monday, Feb. 5, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m.

Independent Lens, Winnie
Explore the complex life of Winnie Mandela and her decades-long struggle to bring down apartheid.

We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told

Thursday, Feb. 8, at 9 p.m. 
Repeats Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m.

We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told
The unrecognized history of jazz in Pittsburgh, Penn., is chronicled in this documentary.

     

An Evening with Valerie Jarrett

Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon     

An Evening with Valerie Jarrett
A unique look at the life of civic leader and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama.

Grooming a Generation

Fusion on Saturday, Feb. 10, at
4:30 p.m.       

Grooming a Generation
A program run by a small group of African-American barbers near Detroit in Ypsilanti, Mich., encourages their young customers to read to them during a haircut.

Independent Lens, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Friday, Feb. 16, at 9 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.

     

Black Women in Medicine

Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.

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

Black Ballerina

Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m.         

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

Voices for Freedom: The Hyers Sisters’ Legacy

Saturday, Feb. 11, at noon

Voices for Freedom: The Hyers Sisters’ Legacy
The Hyers Sisters, African American touring-opera prodigies in the 1870's and 80's, are profiled.

     

Independent Lens, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Monday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.

Independent Lens, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities
Explore the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played in American history, culture and national identity.

We’ll Meet Again, Freedom Summer

Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

We’ll Meet Again, Freedom Summer
Witness dramatic reunions of people thrown together during the civil rights movement.

Karamu: 100 Years in the House

Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.   

Karamu: 100 Years in the House
Karamu House in Cleveland, the oldest African-American theater in America, is showcased.

     
     
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