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Cast (feature film)

Manufacturing Dissent (2007)
In the realm of documentary filmmaking there is no greater icon than Michael Moore, perhaps the most controversial filmmaker of our time; many, even those on the left, argue he's more propagandist than documentarian, asking at what point does the manipulation of fact become a work of fiction?
Call It Democracy (2005)
A historical look at the electoral process in the United States that goes far beyond the extreme controversy of the 2000 election, and the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court ruling. This chronicle presents a multi-layered perspective on voting rights, election reform and the unresolved electronic voting con
Call It Democracy (2005)
A historical look at the electoral process in the United States that goes far beyond the extreme controversy of the 2000 election, and the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court ruling. This chronicle presents a multi-layered perspective on voting rights, election reform and the unresolved electronic voting con
Party's Over (2003) as Himself
A documentary which follows actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, taking an inside look at the 2000 Democratic and Republican conventions for Al Gore and George W. Bush, respectively. The chronicle also includes segments covering "radical political movements" around the country.
Execution of Wanda Jean, The (2002) as Himself
Wanda Jean was sentenced to death in 1989 after she shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, outside an Oklahoma City Police Station. The film finds her eleven years later, her execution date just months away. This documentary follows Wanda Jean's final months on death row, as she and her legal t
Look out Haskell, It's Real! The Making of 'Medium Cool' (2001) as Himself (Archival Footage)
In 1968 Hollywood cameraman Haskell Wexler expressed his desire to "find some wedding between features and cinema-verite. I have very strong opinions about us and the world, and don't know how in hell to put them all in one basket." "Medium Cool" (USA/1969) was his solution, a tremendously original
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990) as Himself
Biographical film on music producer, arranger and performer Quincy Jones.
Just One Step: The Great Peace March (1989) as Himself
A chronicle of the 1986 3,700 mile, 225 day peace march.
Route One/U.S.A. (1989) as Himself
A fictional doctor travels through America looking for changes that occured during his ten year sojourn abroad.
Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy (1988) as Himself
An offbeat look at the dying steel mills of Pennsylvania.
Save the Children (1973)
This documentary records the concert held in Chicago in 1972 as part of Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH exposition. Features performers include Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Bill Withers.

Cast (special)

30 By 30: Kid Flicks -- Party Animals (2001) as Interviewee
To find out why children should care about politics, young filmmaker Chaille Stovall interviews George W. Bush, Al Gore, John McCain, Bill Bradley, Elizabeth Dole, Jesse Jackson, Maria Shriver, Jimmy Carter and others involved in the 2000 election.
Civil Rights Martyrs: Free at Last (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary utilizing archival material, personal photo collections, on-camera interviews and dramatic re-creations to tell seven stories of 12 people -- men, women and children -- who gave their lives in the struggle for racial equality in the United States during the 1950s and '60s in the Jim Crow
Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary portrait of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Stand and Be Counted (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary special about how musicians use the power of song to galvanize millions of people around the world to stand up for a cause. Over the past 50 years, many well-known musicians have used their music to attract world attention for their causes. The program captures this activism at benefit c
VoteFest 2000 (2000) as Interviewee
Special intended to encourage young people to get out and vote on November 7, 2000. Includes appearances by musical artists and celebrities intertwined with news pieces.
Trumpet Awards, The (2000) as Honoree (Crusader Award)
Telecast of the 2000 Trumpet Awards ceremony, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, business, politics and entertainment.
Henny Penny: An Animated Special From "The Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child" Series (1999) as Voice Of Cocky Locky
Bringing a feminist point of view to a classic fairy tale, this special relates the tale of "Henny Penny." In the middle of the barnyard elections, ace reporter Henny Penny "breaks" the story that the sky is falling and gets the entire flock in an uproar.
1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (1999) as Interviewee
A documentary that revisits the major events of 1968: the Tet Offensive in Vietnam; the assasinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy; the "police riot" at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; a near-revolution in France; and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998)
Retrospective of the Motown record company, founded by Berry Gordy in 1958, which produced numerous pop records and initiated the careers of acts such as the Supremes, the Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder. Includes clips, interviews, celebrity appearances and performances.
1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (1998) as Interviewee
Examines the political and social landscapes of 1968 by combining archival footage with interviews of many key witnesses of the year's pivotal events, including the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and th
10th Essence Awards, The (1997)
Telecast of the 10th annual Essence Awards honoring the distinguished achievements of African-Americans.
World of Elie Wiesel, The (1997) as Guest
Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel discusses black and Jewish relations with Reverend Jesse Jackson and probes the meaning of the Holocaust with author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (1996)
Live telecast from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium honoring female talent in R&B and soul music.
1996 Essence Awards, The (1996)
Presentation of the 1996 Essence Awards, honoring outstanding African-Americans for their achievements.
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony (1996)
Special celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Ebony" magazine.
James Brown: The Godfather of Soul (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of singer James Brown.
1996 Trumpet Awards (1996) as Presenter
Telecast of the fourth annual Trumpet Awards, saluting African-American contributions to the fields of medicine, education, literature, politics, sports, business, and entertainment.
African-African American Summit: Coming Home (1995)
Special capturing the May 1993 meeting of more than 4000 individuals from Africa, America and Europe in Libreville, Gabon, to exchange ideas on providing a better future for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Assault on Affirmative Action: A Town Hall Meeting (1995) as Panelist (Affirmative)
Live broadcast of a panel discussion about affirmative action preference programs in employment. Includes an audience question/answer segment.
Essence Awards, The (1994)
A presentation of the Essence Awards, honoring the lives and achievements of African-Americans who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Faltering Dream, The (1993)
Examination of America's effort over the last 30 years to create a racially integrated society.
America's Jobs: The Great Debate (1993)
Televised debate on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its possible impact on employment in the United States.
Who Killed Martin Luther King? (1993)
Examination of the evidence surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes dramatic reenactments and interviews.
America's Political Parties: Power and Principle (1992)
An examination of the Democratic and Republican Parties, the forces leading to the 1992 presidential race, exploring the concepts of liberalism and conservatism. The two parts are entitled, "The Democrats, 1960-1992" and "The Republicans, 1960-1992."
Mickey Mouse Club's 200th Episode Special, The (1992)
A special marking the Mickey Mouse Club's milestone 200th episode. The theme of the special is racial harmony.
Blue Helmets: The Story of United Nations Peacekeeping (1990) as Narration
A documentary focusing on the peacekeeping forces used by United Nations troops stationed around the world.
Politics: The New Black Power (1990)
A documentary examining the roles of African-American political leaders throughout the country.
Grammy Legends Show (1990)
Honoring Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Quincy Jones, who were chosen by the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as 1990's Grammy Living Legends.
Future Forum: A World of Competition (1990)
A special, moderated by Peter Jennings, in which business and political leaders discuss the role of American business and its ability to compete in the international marketplace.
In Search of the Dream (1990)
A six-part series tracing the African-American experience in the United States from 1619 to the present. Makes use of archival footage as well as interviews with black leaders. A presentation of "A&E Premieres."
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
Decade (1989)
An examination of the trends of the 1980s, including people, events, lifestyles, fashion, music, achievements and news.
21st Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1989)
Broadcast of the 21st annual event honoring the contribution of blacks in the entertainment industry. Also included are comedy sketches, music performances, the presentation of the Entertainer of the Year Award to Eddie Murphy and the awarding of the NAACP President's Award to Jesse Jackson.
Other Faces of Aids (1989)
A documentary examining the rapid growth of AIDS in minority communities.
10th Annual American Black Achievement Awards, The (1989)
Coverage of the 10th annual awards ceremony, honoring accomplishments by individuals in the black community, taped November 20, 1988 in Los Angeles.
All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, An (1988)
A variety special celebrating the importance of a citizen's right to vote and hinting at the almost meaningless exercise that presidential elections have become. Emphasis is given to votes on specific ballot issues that can have immediate effect on schools, environmental initiatives, state and local
Campaign '88: Election Night (1988)
Live coverage and analysis of the 1988 elections, featuring interviews of political figures, with reports on national and state trends from a CBS News polling unit and the election returns.
Campaign '88: The Democratic Convention (1988)
A special preview of the 1988 Democratic National Convention. The program, broadcast from the CBS News convention headquarters at the Omni Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, includes interviews, and reports from various correspondents on the political scene.
America's Future: A Presidential Debate (1987)
NBC News presents the first debate of the 1988 political season featuring all 12 Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates. The debate is divided into two sections. The first hour deals with foreign policy issues, and the second hour deals with domestic policy.
History of National Religious Broadcasters, A (1986)
The program reviews the 42-year history of the National Religious Broadcasters organization, as well as its recent activities. Excerpts from the 1986 NRB Annual Convention in Washington are included.
Vanishing Family -- Crisis in Black America, The (1986)
A documentary examining changes in family life among black Americans, particularly the problem (faced also by many white families) of rearing children in households without fathers. The broadcast concludes with a panel of black citizens discussing the issues raised in the program.

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