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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”

  • David Margolick - The Promise and the Dream
  • Wednesday, September 26 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 3 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, October 6 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 7 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 10 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Michael Kimmelman
  • Wednesday, September 26 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, September 29 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 30 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 3 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 10 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, October 13 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 14 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, October 17 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Ron Gonen
  • Wednesday, October 17 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, October 20 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 21 - 10:00am
  • David Margolick - The Promise and the Dream
  • Wednesday, September 19 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, September 22 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 23 - 10:00am
  • Kelly Hall-Tompkins
  • Wednesday, September 12 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, September 15 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 16 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, September 19 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Ed Sorel
  • Wednesday, September 5 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, September 8 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 9 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, September 12 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Arnie and Sheila Wexler
  • Wednesday, August 29 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, September 1 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 2 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, September 5 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Marc Ganis
  • Saturday, August 25 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 26 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, August 29 - 9:30am, 4:30pm