This Sunday, February 7, 2016, tune in to the WORLD Channel for the next episode of the Emmy-Award winning series “Eyes on the Prize” which kicked off on January 17, 2016.
Created by Executive Producer Henry Hampton, the WORLD Channel’s broadcast of the critically-acclaimed and in-depth documentary series on civil rights in America, couldn’t be more timely, at a time when the national spotlight is on issues of race and inequality in the USA, as well as the marking of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Journalist and writer Al Letson hosts new introductions to each episode.
The next chapter, airing this Sunday night, February 7, at 8pm ET (with a repeat at 9pm ET) is titled “No Easy Walk 1961–1963” in which the Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant march on Washington, D.C., under King’s leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights as President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act.
Public television’s WORLD Channel is presenting the complete “Eyes on the Prize” through April, with each new episode airing on Sunday nights at 8pm until the final chapter on April 17.
“We are elated that this landmark series will once again be broadcast across the country, reaching millions of viewers—many of whom may never have seen the original airing. The series focuses on solutions to the conflicts that we face today. ‘Eyes on the Prize’ shows leadership, grass roots organization and personal sacrifice as the recipe that can create lasting change. It is our hope the television programs together with our comprehensive outreach campaign will spark a national dialogue about this critical topic,” says Judi Hampton, president of Blackside, and sister of the late Henry Hampton (1940-1998), executive producer of the series.
“The WORLD Channel is honored to be presenting this signature series,” says Chris Hastings, Executive Producer of the WORLD Channel. “It’s a history that must be understood.”
For more on the broadcast, visit worldchannel.org/programs/eyes-on-the-prize/.
Ahead of this Sunday’s broadcast, Shadow & Act has been granted an exclusive clip from the companion 30-minute special titled “Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now,” featuring John Robert Lewis, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, having been the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Narrated by music artist Aloe Blacc, “Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now” features “Eyes on the Prize” filmmakers, present-day activists, human rights leaders, and scholars revisiting key historical moments and exploring commonalities with current national events.