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1. Iconoclasts (2005– )
Episode: Dave Chappelle & Maya Angelou (2006)

46 min | Documentary

9.2
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Provocative comedian Dave Chappelle and renowned poet Maya Angelou discuss how poetry and comedy can bridge both genders and generations.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Maya Angelou, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 43

2. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.9
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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: Chuck D., Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing, Jalen Rose

Votes: 3,080

3. Phenomenal Woman (2001)

Short, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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This film is about a regular message board poster and her experiences on a popular international internet message board... See full synopsis »

Director: Mitchell Ness | Star: Maya Angelou

Votes: 17

4. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (1998)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.9
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A documentary detailing the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel "Porgy", and the impact it has had on its casts and audiences as well as U.S. black culture in ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Noble | Stars: Ruby Dee, Christopher Jones, Maya Angelou, Jonathan Brody

Votes: 11

5. Creativity with Bill Moyers (1982– )

30 min | Documentary

8.6
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Journalist Bill Moyers examines various forms of creative expression by interviewing noted artists and performers regarding their influences and inspiration, and looking at unusual outlets for the creative impulse.

Stars: Samson Raphaelson, Bill Moyers, Maya Angelou, Judy Chicago

Votes: 11

6. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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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

Votes: 2,410

7. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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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, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,514

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,317

9. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,011

10. The Living Edens (1997– )

Not Rated | Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Sally Kellerman, Peter Coyote, Linda Hunt, James Coburn

Votes: 32

11. Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (1994 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.4
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"Arthur Ashe: citizen of the world celebrates the life of a man who could have achieved immortality on the strength of his tennis accomplishments aloneleading the U.S... See full synopsis »

Director: Julie Anderson | Stars: Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, Donald Bell, Dot Cunningham

Votes: 9

12. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part I (1977)

TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte, son of Omoro and Binta, distinguishes himself in manhood training rituals. But he does not enjoy his new status long: slave traders sweeping the ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Votes: 158

13. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part II (1977)

TV-14 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction. Fiddler, the slave in charge of Kunta's ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene

Votes: 124

14. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Rosita Takes Pictures with Her Camera (1999)

TV-Y | 56 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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When Goldilocks Takes over Jack Horner and Little Miss Muffet's nursery rhymes, they tell her how it makes them feel. Celebrity guest Norah Jones.

Stars: Maya Angelou, Carmen Osbahr

Votes: 8

15. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)

87 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.

Director: Karen Thorsen | Stars: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Frances Foster

Votes: 91

16. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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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.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 8,810

17. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #25.4 (1993)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Gordon and Susan's apartment is being painted, so they need a place to sleep. Big Bird suggests the Furry Arms Hotel around the corner, but there's not enough room for two humans because of a chicken party that's in town.

Stars: Carlo Alban, Maya Angelou, Lexine Bondoc, Jim Carrey

Votes: 8

18. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #26.89 (1995)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Big Bird was expecting a visit from his Grandpa Bird, but he's sick and can't make it. So Big Bird recruits Gordon to fill in and pretend to be his grandfather. Today's sponsors are the letters I and P and the number 0.

Stars: Caroll Spinney, Roscoe Orman, Kevin Clash, Louise Gold

Votes: 8

19. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 478

20. Super Soul Sunday (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Oprah Winfrey, DeVon Franklin, Deepak Chopra, Iyanla Vanzant

Votes: 48

21. Sister, Sister (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 120

22. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Reunion (1995)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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The angels must help a man and a woman connect with his mother when the man wants to marry the woman. The woman is HIV positive, and the mother is not happy about the prospect.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, Natalie Cole, Michael Beach

Votes: 19

23. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 421

24. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 118

25. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,206

26. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.9
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 669

27. Under African Skies (2012)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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82 Metascore

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

Votes: 393

28. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Veronika Hyks

Votes: 8

29. Sammy and Company (1975–1977)

90 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Pryor, Avery Schreiber, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 14

30. Oprah's Master Class (2011– )
Episode: Maya Angelou (2011)

Documentary

7.8
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Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou

Votes: 9

31. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #29.108 (1998)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Oscar is making a second guest appearance on the Sally Messy Yuckyael show, this time with Grungetta. The two of them need Sally's help- they think they might be in love.

Stars: Maya Angelou, Pam Arciero, Christopher Cerf, Kevin Clash

Votes: 9

32. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Phyllis Diller (2000)

Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Maya Angelou, Joy Behar, Perry Diller

Votes: 41

33. 30th NAACP Image Awards (1999 TV Special)

120 min | Family

7.6
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Director: Chuck Vinson | Stars: Blair Underwood, Tatyana Ali, Maya Angelou, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 82

34. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Billie Holiday: Sensational Lady (2001)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: David F. Turnbull | Stars: Bill Paterson, Phil Nice, Billie Holiday, Donald Clarke

Votes: 7

35. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #31.1 (2000)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Stars: Maya Angelou, Alison Bartlett, Linda Bove, Garth Brooks

Votes: 12

36. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

150 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Sharon 10X, Benjamin 2X, Mohmaed Al-Faysal

Votes: 114

37. Iconoclasts (2005– )

Documentary

7.5
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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.

Votes: 177

38. The Gregory Hines Show (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Gregory Hines, Wendell Pierce, Robin Riker, Brandon Hammond

Votes: 53

39. America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2002– )

225 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Through numerous personal interviews, professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. examines the past, present, and future of black/white race relations in the USA.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Maya Angelou, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Don Cheadle

Votes: 53

40. Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (2010– )

TV-G | 180 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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In "Show Tunes", Feinstein explores songs from Broadway. In "Let's Dance", he examines the connection between music and choreography and in "On the Air" he examines the impact radio had on popular culture in the 20th century.

Stars: Michael Feinstein, Terrence Flannery, Christine Ebersole, Rose Marie

Votes: 17

41. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,226

42. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 147

43. Georgia, Georgia (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 53

44. Lauren Hutton and... (1995–1997)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Former model Lauren Hutton interviews various personalities in an intimate, one-on-one format.

Stars: Lauren Hutton, Valerie Harper, John Stamos, Cindy Adams

Votes: 17

45. As Seen Through These Eyes (2008)

70 min | Documentary

7.4
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55 Metascore

As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds.

Director: Hilary Helstein | Stars: Maya Angelou, Simon Wiesenthal, Aaron Simon Gross

Votes: 74

46. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Quincy Jones: In the Pocket (2001)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton, Peggy Lipton, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 40

47. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 282

48. The Power of the Heart (2014)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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From the director of 'THE SECRET' comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Michael Beckwith, Jamie Ann Burke

Votes: 69

49. The Great Depression (1993– )

Documentary, History

7.3
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Stars: Joe Morton, Gore Vidal, Maya Angelou, Ossie Davis

Votes: 22

50. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Randy Roberts, Dick Gregory

Votes: 104