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Trailer | Mr. SOUL!

Preview: Season 22 Episode 9 | 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Premiering in 1968, SOUL! was the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on public television, merging artists from the margins with post-Civil Rights Black radical thought. Mr. SOUL! delves into this critical moment in television history, as well as the man who guided it, highlighting a turning point in representation whose impact continues to resonate to this day.

Aired: 02/22/21

Rating: NR

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