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1. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Creator: Joan Ganz Cooney | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

2. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Monica, Tess, and Andrew are a trio of angels sent to Earth to tell depressed and troubled people that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them.

Creator: John Masius | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

3. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

4. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.8
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

5. 30 for 30 (2009–2014)

Documentary, Biography, Sport | Active

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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Dan Rather, Marv Albert

6. Moesha (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Creators: Vida Spears, Sara V. Finney | Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley

7. Good Morning America (1975– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga, Ron Claiborne

8. Poetic Justice (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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51 Metascore

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Writer: John Singleton | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry

9. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

60 min | News

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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Mark Steines, Nancy O'Dell, Mary Hart, Kevin Frazier

10. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

11. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Writers: Whitney Otto, Jane Anderson | Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Kaelynn Craddick

12. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

13. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

14. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

60 min | Drama, Talk-Show | Active

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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

15. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

16. Good Hair (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Writers: Lance Crouther, Paul Marchand, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson | Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

17. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

18. Omg! Insider (2004– )

News | Active

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Stars: Kevin Frazier, Thea Andrews, Keltie Knight, Michael Yo

19. Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

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Multicultural versions of many of your favorite fairy tales. Such as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Three Little Pigs".

Stars: Robert Guillaume, Liz Torres, Rosie Perez, Edward James Olmos

20. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, N. Richard Nash | Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

21. Inside Edition (1988– )

Documentary, News | Active

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Along with "Hard Copy" and "A Current Affair", this show was one of the early alternative news shows to be carried nationwide in the US. Primary stories usually focused on sex scandals, ... See full summary »

Stars: Deborah Norville, Les Trent, Jim Moret, Diane McInerney

22. The Journey of August King (1995)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

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The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ... See full summary »

Writer: John Ehle | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Jason Patric, Thandie Newton, Larry Drake, Sam Waterston

23. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Writer: Myron Goble | Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice, Esther Rolle

24. The Arsenio Hall Show (2013– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Arsenio Hall, Hugh Moore, Tiffany Haddish, Jermaine Dupri

25. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

26. Calypso Heat Wave (1957)

86 min | Drama, Musical

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Writers: David Chandler, Orville H. Hampton | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Meg Myles, Paul Langton

27. Larry King Live (1985– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward

28. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (1970– )

30 min | News

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This is the flagship nightly news program on NBC.

Stars: Brian Williams, Richard Engel, Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory

29. The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.

Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Caroline Rhea, Susan Lucci, Penny Marshall

30. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Sinbad, Barry Manilow

31. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

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Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.

Writers: Maya Angelou, Leonora Thuna | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Paul Benjamin, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Roger E. Mosley

32. Iconoclasts (2005– )

Documentary

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Each episode explores the lives of two creative visionaries in an intimate setting and features an unpredictable exchange that reveals their life's work and the alchemy of their different fields.

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marina Abramovic, Tory Burch, Chuck D.

33. America's Dream (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

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Writers: Maya Angelou, John Henrik Clarke, Ron Stacker Thompson, Ashley Tyler, Richard Wright | Directors: Paris Barclay, Bill Duke, Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Danny Glover, Wesley Snipes, Lorraine Toussaint, Tate Donovan

34. For Love of Ivy (1968)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Sidney Poitier | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin

35. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

36. There Are No Children Here (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Writers: Alex Kotlowitz, Bobby Smith Jr. | Director: Anita W. Addison | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Mark Lane, Norman D. Golden II

37. The Runaway (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry Kay, Ron Raley | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Dean Cain, Pat Hingle, Debbi Morgan, Kathryn Erbe

38. The Mystic Masseur (2001)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

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64 Metascore

In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico.

Writers: V.S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips | Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Dharker

39. The Unfinished Journey (1999)

21 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.6
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A short about American life and history produced for the millennium New Year's Eve celebration.

Writer: Tim Willocks | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

40. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

41. Under African Skies (2012)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Paul Simon, Maya Angelou, Okeyerama Asante, Harry Belafonte

42. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

43. Elmo Saves Christmas (1996 Video)

60 min | Family

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Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future.

Writers: Christine Ferraro, Tony Geiss | Director: Emily Squires | Stars: Charles Durning, Harvey Fierstein, Maya Angelou, Kevin Clash

44. How Do You Spell God? (1996 TV Movie)

Animation, Family

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Writers: Barry Harman, Maya Angelou, A.A. Milne, Isaac Bashevis Singer | Stars: Zane Carney, Hayden Panettiere, Fred Savage

45. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

46. Sister, Sister (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Family

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Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless... See full summary »

Writer: Maya Angelou | Director: John Berry | Stars: Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash, Irene Cara, Paul Winfield

47. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

48. Super Soul Sunday (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Iyanla Vanzant, Maya Angelou

49. Georgia, Georgia (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

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Georgia, a black American singer, comes to Stockholm for a show. She meets an American deserter and soon they have fallen in love. But Georgia's assistant Alberta tell her to stick to her ... See full summary »

Writer: Maya Angelou | Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Dirk Benedict, Lars-Erik Berenett, Stig Engström, James Thomas Finley Jr.

50. The Richard Pryor Special? (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.

Writers: Maya Angelou, Bob Ellison, Langston Hughes, Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor, Alan Thicke, Rocco Urbisci | Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Richard Pryor, Maya Angelou, Shirley Hemphill, LaWanda Page