Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Must-See TV: CNN's Black in America 2

Ever since CNN aired the super controversial Black in America two-part series last year, I have anxiously awaited a new installment of the documentary. Many people were not pleased with the topics that were covered in the original series, which resulted in a lot of heated discussions and debates surrounding the show and how we as African-Americans were being portrayed.

This time around, CNN host Soledad O'Brien promises that it will provide a balanced and truthful overview of the state of African-Americans this time around.

Here is an exclusive clip from the show featuring comedian Steve Harvery. Check it out here.



Part 1 airs tonight on CNN 9pm, EST. Will you be tuning in? What were you thoughts on the last one?

11 comments:

Rebee said...

I will definitely watch this tonight!

antithesis said...

i watched both nights last year. i dont know about watching again this year. i agree that the plight of the black american cannot be covered in just a few hours over the course of two nights but i also dont feel like the show is for me. i think it's a great educational tool for those who dont live and see it everyday. im not saying i didnt learn anything but i think it's more beneficial for "others" to watch.

Kwana said...

I want to see it too. Thanks for the heads up.

T said...

I think I'll watch. I didn't watch last time, because it wasn't appealing to me. Then after everyone else watched it, we had heated discussions about the topics and themes.

I think I'm too busy being Black in America to have CNN tell me what being Black in America is.

I'll probably watch tonight. If it's some gah-bage I will not be turing in for the second night.

dejoi said...

i will definitely be watching. i went to the preview in atlanta last week, and i think this installment will be stellar!

Product Junkie Diva said...

I will tune in.
PJD

K-Bear said...

I was terribly disappointed with the last one but I will give this one a try. I feel obligated since it's about us! As for Steve Harvey, I just can't stand to even listen to his voice let alone anything he has to say. Sorry.

Miss Mika said...

Amen T!!!

I have mixed feelings in regards to the last installment, but I might tune in to this one just to compare. I don't necessarily feel I need to be shown what it is like to be black in America... I live that every day. I do see how it could be beneficial for other nationalities and races to see black people in another light aside from a negative one.

Alisa said...

I really didn't care for last years showings. But I just watched the first installment of Part II and it was really good. I will watch tomorrow. It was more solution oriented.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I didn't get a chance to watch last night's installment, but I did DVR it. I can't wait to watch it!

Karen said...

I DVRed the series too. I'll be watching it soon.