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Black History Month 2010 TV Highlights

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 1st 2010 1:00PM

Today kicks off Black History Month. Although February is the shortest month of the year, our favorite networks have more than made up for it with a plethora of programs. BET, HBO, PBS and Fox have lined up compelling shows and specials that commemorate both Black History and the Civil Rights Movement.

Highlights after the jump ...

Today kicks off Black History Month. Although February is the shortest month of the year, our favorite networks have more than made up for it with a plethora of programs. BET, HBO, PBS and Fox have lined up compelling shows and specials that commemorate both Black History and the Civil Rights Movement.

February 1, 9PM
'The BET Honors' (BET)
Hosted by Gabrielle Union the annual event honors the best and brightest in African-American culture.

February 2, 10:30PM

'Independent Lens: Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness'
Melville Herskovits, a controversial Jewish anthropologists who was the first to challenge widely held ideas about race and culture. Hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

February 5, 9PM
'Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America' (VH1)
This year marks the 40th anniversary of 'Soul Train.' Terrence Howard narrates the documentary that taught America some of it's smoothest dance moves.

February 7, 12PM
'Ten9eight' (BET)
Finding success in adversity, this documentary focuses on the plights of seven inner city kids vying for the top spot in an annual business competition.

February 8, 8:30PM
'The Black List: Volume Three" (HBO)
The third installation in a series featuring well respected and distinguished African-American notables. Including 'The View's' Whoopi Goldberg, 'Precious' director Lee Daniels and John Legend.

February 11, 8PM

'In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement' (PBS)
President and Mrs. Obama will host this musical special at the White House East Room. Performers include Natalie Cole, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Seal and many others.

February 16, 10PM

'Mine/Home' (PBS)
Featuring the struggles and lives of those victimized by Hurricane Katrina, telling the compelling story of race and class, compassion and the bond between humans in America.

February 26, 8PM

'The 41st NAACP Image Awards' (Fox)
Celebrating some of the most outstanding achievements from notable minorities. Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Mo'Nique are nominees.

February 27, 8PM

'Tavis Smiley Reports: One on One with Hillary Clinton' (PBS)
Tavis Smiley sits down with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her first year as America's chief diplomat.

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