Friday, February 17, 2012
Black History Month 2012 Television Specials from today and the rest of the month (all times in EST)
· February 17, 8:00 p.m., NBC, The NAACP Image Awards. http://www.naacpimageawards.net/43/events-and-media/press-releases-43rd/
· February 17, 10:00 p.m., BET, “BET Takes Hollywood.” Focuses on black Oscar nominees.
· February 23, 8:30 p.m., Showtime, “Phunny Business.” The rise and fall of All Jokes Aside, a Chicago club that was one of the few to welcome and encourage black comedians like Steve Harvey.
· February 24, 9:00 p.m., PBS, “Memphis.” The hit Broadway show heavy on 1950s-inspired R&B, set against the backdrop of a forbidden interracial love story.
· February 26, 11:00 p.m., Centric, “The Life of Heavy D.” Documentary on the influential rapper who died young.
· February 27, 10:00 p.m., PBS, “Cab Calloway: Sketches.” Portrait of a fine musician who was also one of the great showmen of the 20th century.