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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”

  • Mike Wallace
  • Wednesday, January 17 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Kevin Zraly
  • Wednesday, January 17 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, January 20 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 21 - 10:00am, 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 24 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, January 27 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 31 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • tba
  • Wednesday, January 31 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, February 3 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 4 - 10:00am, 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 7 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, February 10 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 14 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • tba
  • Wednesday, February 14 - 8:30pm
  • Mike Wallace
  • Wednesday, January 3 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, January 6 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 7 - 10:00am, 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 10 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, January 13 - 7:30pm
  • Justin Davidson
  • Wednesday, December 20 - 8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 23 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 24 - 10:00am, 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 27 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, December 30 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 3 - 9:30am, 4:30pm
  • Cheryl Wills
  • Wednesday, December 20 - 9:30am, 4:30pm