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9:00pm

Mon February 3, 2014
Gospel Greats

Gospel Greats - Part 1

Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music

Airs Monday, February 3 at 9 p.m. Today's Modern Gospel has evolved into a distinct art-form as musical legends incorporated the popular music of their day (i.e. blues, soul, jazz and hip-hop) into Gospel performances, making the message accessible to each new generation.  In some cases, Gospel hits lived for months at the top of Pop Charts and Gospel Charts simultaneously. Gospel Greats shares the stories and music of some of the artists who have had the greatest impact on the evolution of the art-form.  The span of the show is broad, covering composers (like Thomas Dorsey, the Father of Gospel Music), soloists (like Mahalia Jackson), quintets and quartets (like The Caravans, The Clark Sisters and The Williams Brothers) and those who have orchestrated great choirs to blend in new urban sounds (like James Cleveland, Edwin Hawkins, Andre Crouch and Kirk Franklin). Hosted by jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut. 

Part 2 airs Tuesday, February 4 at 9 p.m.  Part 3 airs Wednesday, February 5 at 9 p.m.

9:00pm

Mon February 3, 2014
Gospel Greats - Part 2

Gospel Greats - Part 2

Airs Tuesday, February 4 at 9 p.m. Today's Modern Gospel has evolved into a distinct art-form as musical legends incorporated the popular music of their day (i.e. blues, soul, jazz and hip-hop) into Gospel performances, making the message accessible to each new generation.  In some cases, Gospel hits lived for months at the top of Pop Charts and Gospel Charts simultaneously. Gospel Greats shares the stories and music of some of the artists who have had the greatest impact on the evolution of the art-form.

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8:00pm

Mon February 3, 2014
State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union - Defining Black History

Airs Monday, February 3 at 8 p.m. During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. In this hour, State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History, deconstructing the popular perception of certain celebrated moments. From a more complicated understanding of the impact of the Civil Rights Act of ’64 on Jackson, Mississippi… to a city in Oklahoma still trying to figure out how to tell the history of one particular race riot… to one woman’s wrangling with her own personal racial history.

11:00am

Mon February 3, 2014
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

violinist Hilary Hahn

Airs Monday, February 3 at 11 a.m. On This week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony Osmo Vanska takes the podium and will be joined by violinist Hilary Hahn for the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major by Prokofiev. To open the concert we'll hear Minea by Aho and the Symphony No. 6 in B minor by Shostakovich will close the program.

6:00pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S. - Obamacare is now beyond rescue

Airs Sunday, February 2 at 6 p.m. With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato's inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?

Arguing for the resolution are: Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Practicing Physician & Former Deputy Commissioner of the FDA and Megan McArdle, Writer and Columnist for Bloomberg View.

Arguing against the resolution are: Jonathan Chait, Political Commentator and Columnist for New York Magazine and Dr. Douglas Kamerow, Family Physician & Former Assistant Surgeon General.

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