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 2013 CNN BLACK HISTORY SPECIALS*

 

*Travelers, check local listings times and repeats.

 

 

Saturday, February 09, 2013

2:30pm – 3:00pm         Showbiz @ The GRAMMYs

8:00pm – 8:30pm         Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny

8:30pm – 9:00pm         Whitney Houston: Her Life, Her Music

11:00pm – 11:30pm      Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny

11:30pm – 12:00am      Whitney Houston: Her Life, Her Music

 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2:00am – 2:30am         Beyonce: Finding Her Destiny

2:30am – 3:00am         Whitney Houston: Her Life, Her Music

8:00pm – 9:00pm         Jake Tapper Reports: American Hero – The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha

11:00pm – 12:00am      Jake Tapper Reports: American Hero – The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha

 

Monday, February 11, 2013

2:00am – 3:00am         Jake Tapper Reports: American Hero – The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2:30pm – 3:00pm         Fashion: Backstage Pass

8:00pm – 9:00pm         MLK Papers – Words That Changed A Nation

11:00pm – 12:00am      MLK Papers – Words That Changed A Nation

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

2:00am – 3:00am         MLK Papers – Words That Changed A Nation

 

Program Descriptions:

 

SHOWBIZ @ THE GRAMMYS

Leading up to the music industry’s biggest awards presentation, HLN Showbiz Tonight anchor A.J. Hammer reveals the “Must-See Things to Watch out for at the GRAMMYs” in this special which also features interviews with “Best New Artist” nominee Alabama Shakes and 21-year old “Song of the Year” nominee Ed Sheeran, who will be performing a duet with Elton John at the ceremony.

BEYONCÉ: FINDING HER DESTINY

“Showbiz Tonight” correspondent Nischelle Turner hosts a profile of multi-platinum music artist Beyoncé.  Turner interviews Beyoncé’s Destiny’s Child bandmate, Michelle Williams, about their chart-topping, GRAMMY®-winning success, the hiatus of the band for their solo careers, and how Beyoncé handled the national anthem controversy following President Obama’s 2013 inauguration. 

 

WHITNEY HOUSTON: HER LIFE, HER MUSIC

Whitney Houston, one of the greatest voices of her generation, died under tragic circumstances on the eve before the 2012 GRAMMY® Award ceremonies.  CNN’s Don Lemon looks at her life, her rise to fame, and her untimely death.  

 

JAKE TAPPER REPORTS - AMERICAN HERO: THE UNCOMMON VALOR OF CLINT ROMESHA

Anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper looks back at one of the deadliest days of the Afghan war through a compelling interview with former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who led the courageous battle when Combat Outpost Keating was attacked on Oct. 3, 2009. President Obama will award Romesha the Medal of Honor for his actions that deadly day on Monday, February 11, 2013.

 

THE COMING STORMS

CNN’s intrepid correspondents report for a comprehensive investigation on the lessons learned by the October Superstorm Sandy – and what Americans need to do to prepare for the next inevitable weather test.  CNN’s Jason Carroll, focuses on the impact of the storm surge and flooding, particularly to lower Manhattan , Staten Island, and New Jersey , in the wake October’s devastating Tropical Storm Sandy.  CNN’s Ed Lavandera investigates what New Orleans has done in the deadly wake of Hurricane Katrina to make sure that city won’t go underwater again – and what we can learn from them.  CNN’s John Zarrella reports on threats to our eyes in the sky, satellites which are crucial to warning people that a storm is coming.  CNN’s David Mattingly reports from Breezy Point in Queens, New York, on potential engineering solutions to address the powerful storm surges associated with superstorms, and investigate the vulnerability of the nation’s power grids, communications and transport systems – and what municipalities are and are not doing to safeguard our infrastructure from storm damage.  CNN’s Frederik Pleitgen reports from Greenland about science being gathered there about the condition of the ice sheets and their potential affect on global climate.  And throughout, chief meteorologist Chad Myers, offers his scientific insights on the factors that make these powerful “superstorms” so destructive, and discusses what Americans can expect from future weather systems.

 

FASHION: BACKSTAGE PASS

CNN’s Alina Cho returns with a new special during New York Fashion Week.

MLK – WORDS THAT CHANGED A NATION

CNN anchor and Soledad O’Brien interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s closest confidants, including former U.N. Ambassador Dr. Andrew Young, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), and activist Dorothy Cotton, for their behind-the-scenes insights into many of the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  They discuss the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King’s win of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and Dr. King’s time in a Birmingham jail for his participation in a nonviolent protest for civil rights.   MLK – Words That Changed A Nation includes an examination of Dr. King’s private library of papers, letters, and speeches that reveal his personal philosophy and theology, as well as his doubts and fears – as he and those around him created a peaceful revolution that forever changed America .   

 

 

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