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  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American Masters: &
  • Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader

    Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader
    In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...

    'Black in Latin America': Gates opens up on history

    As more people probe their own roots, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is probing the roots of entire peoples. The writer, critic and Harvard scholar returns to PBS with the miniseries "Black in Latin America," airing over four consecutive Tuesdays...

    'Black in Latin America'

    The latest PBS miniseries by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. ("America Beyond the Color Line"), this documentary finds the noted Harvard scholar exploring the title theme by probing the backgrounds - and commonalities - of many of the residents of Brazil,...

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...