Thu 19 Jun, 2008
Tags: Bill Moyers, Broadcast, Douglas Blackmon, Glenn Loury, Orlando Patterson, P.O.V., PBS, Television
Tomorrow, Bill Moyers’ Journal will preview next week’s television premiere of Traces of the Trade on PBS, in a program to the legacy of slavery and the current socioeconomic landscape of race in the United States.
In addition to previewing the documentary, Bill Moyers will interview Orlando Patterson, a leading sociologist who frequently addresses issues of race, and Glenn Loury, an economist who appears in Traces of the Trade to discuss reparations for slavery.
Moyers is also scheduled to speak with Douglas Blackmon, the Atlanta bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, about his new book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. This is a fascinating book which, like Traces of the Trade, seeks to explode a pervasive myth of U.S. history—in this case, concerning conditions for black Americans in the century following the end of slavery.
In the Boston area, this program will air on Friday, June 20, at 9:00pm, and will be rebroadcast periodically over the next few days. Check local listings in your area.