Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:. 'Dance Can Give Community': Twyla Tharp On...
PBS39 Hosts Good Neighbor Awards with Special Guests Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Joan Lunden
This will be the fifth year PBS39 will hold this event but the first year it will be produced virtually and broadcast live. Bethlehem, PA – April 12, 2021 – PBS39 has announced that its 2021 Good Neighbor Awards will be held on May 25, at 7 p.m. and will be both broadcast live and offered as a virtual event at no cost to the public. PBS celebrity guests Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., host of Finding Your Roots, Joan Lunden, host of Second Opinion, Jim Cotter, host of Articulate and Mike McGrath, host of You Bet Your Garden, will make appearances. News anchor and TV host Stacey Stauffer, best known for her appearances hosting QVC, will serve as the Emcee for this special event.
The 'Finding Your Roots' host has a new book and PBS series called 'The Black Church.' Gates describes the Black church as "the cultural cauldron Black people created to combat a system designed in every way to crush their spirit." We'll talk about the bargain Gates made with Jesus when he was 12 in an attempt to save his mother's life. He'll tell us how that bargain changed him, and how his relationship to the church has changed over the years.
This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, Henry Louis Gates, has written a new book called "The Black Church." That's a companion to the PBS series he hosts of the same name. The book explores the history of African American religions from the days of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement. He says Black churches were the first institutions built by Black people and run independent of white society in the U.S. with the earliest Black Christian congregations roughly contemporaneous with the Declaration of Independence. He describes how churches became the foundation of Black religious, political, economic and social life. He also tells his story about the bargain he made with Jesus that led him to the church at age 12. But life eventually led him to become more of an observer than participant in religion.
“An Evening with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.” will take place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, on Zoom. The event is free and open to the UK community and the public, though advanced registration is required. “Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an exceptional scholar, historian and teacher,” said George...
Harvard Professor and Peabody Award-winning historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. presented the University of Georgia’s 2021 Holmes-Hunter Lecture this afternoon. "Charlayne Hunter was not only representing an individual, not representing her mother and father, or her grandmother, she was representing the race." Instead of a typical speech, Gates held a...
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks about having Questlove on his show Finding Your Roots, guest starring on HBO’s Watchmen and his new PBS series The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song. Available until 02/22/22. Appearing:Jimmy Fallon. Tags: Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, henry louis gates jr., finding...
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One of the most riveting scenes in American literature is the threshing floor episode in James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain. The young protagonist, John Grimes, writhes on the floor of his father’s church, surrounded by the congregation who are praying for his salvation. The scene is at once violent and soul-rending, for John’s father, the preacher of the church, towers over his son in anger over the young boy’s dirty and unwashed soul, for his son’s sinfulness. (There’s a reason, after all, that “Grimes” is the protagonist’s last name.) Lying there on the floor, John struggles through a descent into darkness, seeing in his trance-like state the loneliness and wretchedness of hell; he yearns to “flee — out of this darkness, out of this company — into the land of the living, so high, so far away. Fear was upon him, a more deadly fear than he had ever known, as he turned and turned in the darkness, as he moaned, and stumbled, and crawled through darkness, finding no hand, no voice, finding no door.” As he is led into the light by the congregation and baptized, he hears the sound of singing, and “the singing was for him. His drifting soul was anchored in the love of God.” Baldwin brilliantly captures not only the struggle between light and dark embedded in the language and belief in many Black churches, but he vividly evokes the sing-song language of the Black church, as well as the soul-shaking power of singing and music.
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The four-hour, two-night series airs Feb. 16 and 17. Renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has carved out an impressive niche with PBS over the past 15 years with his explorations of famous people’s genealogical roots via “African American Lives” in 2006, “Faces of America” in 2010 and “Finding Your Roots” since 2012. He also did a six-episode deep dive into African-American history for PBS in 2013.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. will present the Holmes-Hunter Lecture on February 23rd. Harvard professor and award-winning historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. will present this year's Holmes-Hunter Lecture, along with lecture namesake Charlayne Hunter-Gault. According to UGA Today, Gates has created 23 documentary films, including "The African Americans: Many Rivers to...
Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Peabody Award-winning historian and Harvard University professor, will present the 2021 Holmes-Hunter Lecture alongside lecture namesake Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. via a live Zoom event. Gates has authored or co-authored 25 books and created 23 documentary films, including “Wonders of the...
David Zurawik: Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers on a deep and joyous journey through history of 'The Black Church'
For the first 24 minutes of “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” I kept thinking what a profound and yet totally accessible TV historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. has become. Within the first 10 minutes of the two-night, four-hour, PBS production, he had built and...
The professor and filmmaker returns for conversation with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Peabody Award-winning historian and Harvard University professor, will present the 2021 Holmes-Hunter Lecture alongside lecture namesake Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. via a live Zoom event. Gates has authored or co-authored 25...
This Black History Month, PBS shines a light on Black spirituality in the two-part documentary The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song. Airing on February 16 and 17, the docuseries from executive producer Henry Louis Gates Jr., traces the 400-year history of the Black church in America. Throughout the show’s four-hour run, the curtain on the Black church’s role in African American survival, resilience, and more will be pulled back with the help of some famous faces, including Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson.
Star of film and television, Jane Lynch hilariously recollects her Irish Catholic upbringing on the PBS hit series, Finding Your Roots in TV Shows Ace exclusive video clip. The series host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. opens the video as he talked to actor Jane Lynch about growing up in an Irish-American community in Chicago.
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University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. speaks at the W.E.B. Du Bois Award Ceremony in 2019. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded Gates its Don M. Randel Award for Humanistic Studies on Wednesday. By Amanda Y. Su. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences named University Professor Henry...
Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates Jr. More Read For My People by Natasha Trethewey for ‘PBS American Portrait’
Today is MLK. day, and the struggle and the achievements are at the top of many Americans’ minds as we transition from the Trump presidency to the Joe Biden presidency. We wonder what is to come, and what is to heal our nation so deeply divided. PBS has a project which is an ongoing initiative as PBS American Portrait, the national storytelling documentary series has released a new video.