Black history

Twilight: Los Angeles

Full Episode

On the 25th anniversary of the LA riots, Great Performances presents Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, available to stream online. This riveting theatrical account of the 1992 riots from multiple points of view continues to reverberate powerfully within the context of today’s current events. It originally aired on PBS in 2001. Read more about Anna […]

The Story of Louis Mitchell

In conjunction with Black History Month in February, Great  Performances presents a special encore telecast of Harlem in Montmartre: A  Paris Jazz Story on Sunday, February 7th at 10 p.m. (check local  listings). In connection the upcoming rebroadcast, Great Performances talked to Alice Sparberg Alexiou, scholar and author, to discuss the importance of Louis Mitchell. […]