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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”

  • Jamie Bernstein
  • Saturday, June 23 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, June 27 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 4 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, July 7 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 8 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, July 11 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Abigail Pogrebin
  • Wednesday, June 27 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 30 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 1 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, July 4 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 11 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, July 14 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 15 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, July 18 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Jamie Bernstein
  • Wednesday, June 20 - 8:30pm
  • Kevin Zraly
  • Wednesday, May 30 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 2 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 3 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, June 6 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Bruce Chadwick
  • Wednesday, May 23 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, May 26 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 27 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, May 30 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 13 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 16 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 17 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, June 20 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Kenneth C. Davis
  • Wednesday, May 23 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 6 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 9 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 10 - 10:00am
  • Wednesday, June 13 - 9:30am, 4:30pm