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This edition: The Art and Sport of Fencing With Peter Westbrook

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 7, 2016.

First aired: September 28, 2016.

When Peter Westbrook became the first black man to win an Olympic medal in fencing in the 80s, he vowed to put his win and stature to good use. After later establishing the Peter Westbrook Foundation, he's done just that. Through his initiative he trains black inner city youth to honor the sport and use it as a means of expression beyond its physical requirements. His trainees include accomplished black fencers such as Nzingha Prescod, Keeth and Erin Smart, and Ibtihaj Muhammad who recently won bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Peter Westbrook joins Carol Jenkins to discuss the art and sport of fencing and how black athletes dominated several other sports at the Olympics in Rio.

Guest List

Peter Westbrook Olympic Fencer, Author, Founder, Peter Westbrook Foundation

  • Thelma Golden, The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Saturday, September 23 - 1:00pm
  • Monday, September 25 - 12:10am
  • Tuesday, September 26 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 27 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 30 - 1:00pm
  • Monday, October 2 - 12:00am
  • Tuesday, October 3 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 4 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Lift Every Voice with Melba Moore
  • Friday, October 6 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 7 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, October 8 - 11:50pm
  • Tuesday, October 10 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 11 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, October 14 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, October 15 - 11:40pm
  • Tuesday, October 17 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 18 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • tba
  • Friday, October 20 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 21 - 1:00pm