Amanpour and Company

Harry Belafonte's 1968 Takeover of "The Tonight Show"

Clip: 09/18/2020 | 2m 27s Video has closed captioning.

In 1968, Harry Belafonte took over as guest host for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" for one week. For the first time ever, Belafonte brought the beauty and the brilliance of Black America into American homes. A new documentary tells the story of this forgotten week of transformative television. Its director, Yoruba Richen, joins the show.

Aired: 09/18/20

Rating: NR

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PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched Amanpour and Company in September 2018. The series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues impacting the world each day, from politics, business, technology and arts, to science and sports.

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