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This edition: We Are Rising with Stanley Nelson

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 8, 2018.

First aired: February 9, 2018.

Stanley Nelson is a Multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, MacArthur “genius” Fellow, National Humanities Medalist honoree and Founder of Firelight Media.

Known for his films such as "The Murder of Emmett Till" (in which he won a Primetime Emmy and Peabody Award), "Freedom Riders", "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" now joins us to discuss his latest film, "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities".

Being the child of parents who attended HBCU's , this story is also personal. This film is the first, full-length documentary chronicling the rich, complex history of HBCUs. It is co-directed by Marco Williams and produced and written by a team of all women.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities premieres on the acclaimed series Independent Lens on PBS on Monday, February 19th 2018 at 9p ET (check local listings). For more details on the film and #HBCURising campaign go to www.hbcurising.com

Guest List

Stanley Nelson Founder & Filmmaker, FireLight Media

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  • Tuesday, August 14 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 15 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, August 18 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, August 19 - 11:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 21 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 22 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Power Rising - Women in Politics
  • Friday, August 24 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, August 25 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, August 26 - 11:35pm
  • Tuesday, August 28 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 29 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 1 - 1:00pm
  • Monday, September 3 - 12:00am
  • Tuesday, September 4 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 5 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate
  • Friday, September 7 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 8 - 1:00pm
  • Monday, September 10 - 12:05am
  • Tuesday, September 11 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 12 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • "Hope x Change with Jacqueline Woodson"
  • Friday, August 10 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, August 12 - 11:35pm
  • To Thine Self Be True with Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Friday, July 27 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, July 28 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, July 29 - 11:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 31 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 1 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, August 4 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, August 5 - 11:30pm
  • Tuesday, August 7 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 8 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Unbought and Unbossed with Shola Lynch
  • Sunday, July 15 - 11:45pm
  • Tuesday, July 17 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 18 - 7:30am, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, July 21 - 1:00pm
  • Sunday, July 22 - 11:35pm
  • Tuesday, July 24 - 11:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 25 - 7:30am, 1:30pm