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This edition: Pamela Newkirk, "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga"

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 18, 2015.

First aired: January 6, 2016.

In 1904, Ota Benga was brought from Africa, displayed at the St. Louis World's Fair, at the New York Zoological Gardens, where he was caged in the Monkey House with an orangutan. Pamela Newkirk's "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga" explores the turn-of-the-century science, race relations, and the men responsible for this shameful episode.

Guest List

Pamela Newkirk Author/Journalist, "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga”

  • Dan Barry
  • Wednesday, December 19 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Jennifer Jones Austin
  • Wednesday, December 19 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 22 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 23 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 26 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 2 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, January 5 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 6 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, January 9 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Mark Polizzotti
  • Wednesday, December 26 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 29 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 30 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, January 2 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 9 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, January 12 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 13 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, January 16 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Dan Barry
  • Wednesday, November 28 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 1 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 2 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 5 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 12 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 15 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 16 - 10:00am
  • Steve Karmen
  • Wednesday, November 21 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, November 24 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 25 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, November 28 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 5 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 8 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 9 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 12 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Mark Polizzotti
  • Sunday, November 18 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, November 21 - 9:30am, 4:30pm