Most Popular Titles With Amiri Baraka


1. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 35,371 | Gross: $0.72M

2. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

Votes: 22,840 | Gross: $26.53M

3. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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

Votes: 437

4. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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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: 511

5. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, John Melendez

Votes: 9,110

6. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.9
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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 203

7. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 299

8. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 372

9. Def Poetry (2002– )

28 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: Yasiin Bey, Russell Simmons, Lemon Andersen, Black Ice

Votes: 191

10. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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40 Metascore

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

Votes: 1,221 | Gross: $1.42M

11. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, History

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After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Sam Singleton

Votes: 191

12. Dutchman (1966)

55 min | Drama

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A sinister, neurotic white girl Lula, with the provocation of her lovely, half-naked body and of her startlingly lascivious speech, lures to his doom a good-looking young black man Clay, a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Shirley Knight, Al Freeman Jr., Frank Lieberman, Robert Calvert

Votes: 307

13. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 108

14. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

87 min | Documentary

7.2
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63 Metascore

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser | Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra

Votes: 914 | Gross: $0.05M

15. The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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66 Metascore

Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 692 | Gross: $0.36M

16. Motherland (2010)

123 min | Documentary

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Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Molefi Kete Asante, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, Tony Browder

Votes: 62

17. Obscene (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

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73 Metascore

A look at the life and work of American publisher Barney Rosset, who struggled to bring controversial works like "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch" to publication.

Directors: Daniel O'Connor, Neil Ortenberg | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll

Votes: 194

18. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

7.9
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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 59

19. Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)

79 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael W. Dean, Kenneth Shiffrin | Stars: Hubert Selby Jr., Susan Anton, Darren Aronofsky, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 274

20. The Nature of Existence (2010)

94 min | Documentary

6.7
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41 Metascore

Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Nancy Ellen Abrams, Rob Adonis, Aha, Javed Akhtar

Votes: 464 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Strange Fruit (2002)

57 min | Documentary

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73 Metascore

In 1937, after seeing a photo depicting the lynching of a black man in the south, Bronx-born high school teacher Abel Meeropol wrote a poem entitled "Strange Fruit" that begins with the ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Katz | Stars: Dorothy Thigpen, Milton Gabler, Farah Jasmine Griffin, C.T. Vivian

Votes: 79

22. Letter to the President (2005 Video)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

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Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

Director: Thomas Gibson | Stars: Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Aesop Rock, Mario Africa

Votes: 69

23. Poetry in Motion (1982)

91 min | Documentary

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More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Helen Adam, Miguel Algarín, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan

Votes: 92

24. The Beat Generation: An American Dream (1987)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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An investigation of the Beat Generation.

Director: Janet Forman | Stars: Steve Allen, David Amram, Amiri Baraka, Ray Bremser

Votes: 38

25. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

76 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

A documentary on Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley's Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Shirley Chisholm, Walter Cronkite, George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy

Votes: 171

26. 1 P.M. (1971)

90 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Marty Balin, Amiri Baraka, Carol Bellamy, Eldridge Cleaver

Votes: 143

27. Turn Me On (2007 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

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Director: Marc Huraux | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Jane Birkin, Steven Ben Israel, Uschi Obermaier

Votes: 7

28. United States of Poetry (1995– )

Documentary

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Stars: Amiri Baraka, Leonard Cohen, Wanda Coleman, Matt Cook

Votes: 27

29. The Pact (2006)

84 min | Documentary

8.4
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A gritty, provocative true-life story of three friends from the 'hood, Rameck Hunt, Sampson Davis, and George Jenkins, who made a pact in high school to find a way to go to college and then... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Kalin | Stars: Amina Baraka, Amiri Baraka, Malique 'Kenny' Bazemore, Monica Bazemore

Votes: 27

30. Corso: The Last Beat (2009)

Documentary

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Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.

Director: Gustave Reininger | Stars: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ethan Hawke

Votes: 20

31. Madea (1973)

7 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Ben Caldwell

32. Retour à Gorée (2007)

110 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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Because jazz is the miraculous product of the horror of slavery, Youssou N'Dour returned to the slave route and the music they created, in search of new inspiration. Accompanied by the ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud | Stars: Youssou N'Dour, Moncef Genoud, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, Idris Muhammad

Votes: 47

33. Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity (2010 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Robert Anderson Clift | Stars: Aesop Rock, Amiri Baraka, Maurice Berger, Chuck D.

Votes: 7

34. Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

6.3
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52 Metascore

The poet and painter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, is among the world's living monuments to arts and letters. For well over a half century, Ferlinghetti helped shape the currents of poetry and ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Felver | Stars: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Dennis Hopper, Billy Collins

Votes: 26 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Dutchman Revisited (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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Directors: Naama Kates, Lukas Persson | Stars: Shirley Knight, Bill Plympton, Amiri Baraka, Rita Fredricks

36. W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices (1996)

114 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Director: Louis J. Massiah | Stars: Toni Cade Bambara, W.E.B. Du Bois

Votes: 13

37. Breaking the Rules (2006)

94 min | Documentary, History, Music

6.9
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A history of American counterculture covering 1950s Bebop, the Beat Generation, the Summer of Love, and the origin of Hip-Hop.

Director: Marco Müller | Stars: Diego Reiwald, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Amiri Baraka, Ruth Weiss

Votes: 16

38. A Fable (1971)

80 min | Drama

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A black radical's ex-wife and children establish a new family unit with a Caucasian man, but he eventually returns to violently besiege them inside their home.

Director: Al Freeman Jr. | Stars: Al Freeman Jr., Hildy Brooks, James Patterson

39. The Nature of Existence Companion Series (2011 Video)

845 min | Documentary

7.4
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Where The Nature of Existence could only scratch the surface, the Companion Series goes deeper into the most challenging topics in the film, with over 100 experts from all over the world.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Nancy Ellen Abrams, Rob Adonis, Aha, Javed Akhtar

Votes: 19

40. Outrider

Documentary | Filming

A film about poet revolutionary, poet revelationary, poet evolutionary: Anne Waldman-the "fast speaking woman" who rides ahead.

Director: Alystyre Julian | Stars: Anne Waldman, Patti Smith, Father John Misty, Thurston Moore

41. Black Journal (1969– )

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Stars: Tony Brown, Louis Farrakhan, Dick Gregory, William Greaves

Votes: 9

42. Revolution '67 (2007)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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An illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history - the Black urban rebellions of the 1960's. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J. outbreak on July 12, 1967... See full summary »

Director: Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Carol Glassman, Tom Hayden, Sharpe James

Votes: 32

43. Hughes' Dream Harlem (2002 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Director: Jamal Joseph | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jamal Joseph Jr.

Votes: 5

44. Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978)

130 min | Documentary

8.9
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This documentary explores the growth and development of black theatre from its earliest roots, also examining its close ties with the civil rights movement. Included are interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Lorraine Hansberry, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7

45. The Ballad of Greenwich Village (2005)

70 min | Documentary

4.6
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THE BALLAD OF GREENWICH VILLAGE is a 70 minute documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed... See full summary »

Director: Karen Sharpe | Stars: Edward Albee, Woody Allen, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka

Votes: 9

46. The Toilet (2007)

18 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Destiny A. Lopez | Stars: Dontreal Bacon, Desi Barbour, Will Daniels, Andy Davoli

47. The First Amendment Project: Poetic License (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 24 min | Documentary

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Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Lem Coley, Stanley Crouch, Jeremy Glick

48. Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton (2003)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Directors: David G. Berger, Kate Hirson, Holly Maxson | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Johnny Carson, Ron Carter, Doc Cheatham

Votes: 12

49. Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place (2007)

56 min | Documentary

8.7
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Explores Charles Olson's amazing world, where the ordinary landscapes of our daily lives become extraordinary portals to timeless truths about the place we live.

Director: Henry Ferrini | Stars: Ammiel Alcalay, Willie Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Robin Blaser

Votes: 11

50. Aspekte (1965– )

Documentary

6.3
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Stars: Reinhard Hoffmeister, Katty Salié, Luzia Braun, Tobias Schlegl

Votes: 22

51. No Justice, No Peace: A Sharp Talk Special (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Al Sharpton, Agnes Johnson, Kevin Powell, Michael Hardy

Votes: 6

52. Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds (1979)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Costanzo Allione | Stars: Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 9

53. Uhatut (1966 TV Movie)

50 min

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Director: Ville Salminen | Stars: Ville-Veikko Salminen, Tea Ista, Eija-Elina Bergholm

54. Something in the Way of Things (2007)

9 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Bryan Green | Stars: Mike Taylor, Tanisha Long, Jahad Martin, Steve Crum

55. Nigger (1968 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Sølve Kern

Votes: 46

56. New York Agora: The Legacy of the 60s Counterculture (2008)

85 min | Documentary

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The film explores the memory and the legacy of the 60s counterculture through interviews with NY political activists, artists and people on the street. The mosaic of voices heard in the ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Gabriele | Stars: Sam Anderson, Penny Arcade, Amiri Baraka, David Dorfman

57. Schwarz mit Haut und Haaren (1971 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Georges Paruvanani | Star: Amiri Baraka

58. Furious Flower: A Video Anthology of African American Poetry 1960-95 (1998 Video)

369 min | Documentary

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Intimate portraits of twenty-five African American poets, who read and discuss their work.

Director: John Hodges | Stars: Samuel W. Allen, Alvin Aubert, Amiri Baraka, Gerald Barrax

59. Literature Alive (2005–2006)

30 min | Documentary

7.9
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The series profiles Caribbean-Canadian Authors.

Stars: Mutabaruka, Leonie Forbes, Honor Ford-Smith, Tessa McWatt

Votes: 11

60. Castelporziano, ostia dei poeti (1980 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Andrea Andermann | Stars: Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Evgeniy Evtushenko, Allen Ginsberg

61. Literature Alive (2005–2006)
Episode: Creation Fire: Part 2 (2006)

Documentary

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Directors: Regan Macaulay, Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Roger Bonair-Agard, Dionne Brand, Yvonne Brewster

62. Def Poetry (2002– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2002)

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Yasiin Bey, Russell Simmons, Amiri Baraka, Dave Chappelle

63. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)
Episode: Episode #2.128 (1970)

Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, John Akar, Amiri Baraka, Gerri Granger

64. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)
Episode: Episode #2.91 (1970)

Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Amiri Baraka, Katharine Houghton, Tom Patterson

65. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
Episode: Episode #3.5 (1965)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Merv Griffin, Amiri Baraka, David Burns, George Carlin

66. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)
Episode: Episode #4.52 (1995)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Edd Hall, Amiri Baraka, Harry Connick Jr., Kevin Eubanks

67. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 19 May 2011 (2011)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Zaheer Ali, Amiri Baraka, Herb Boyd, Michael Eric Dyson

68. Black Journal (1969– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 December 1971 (1971)

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Stars: Amiri Baraka, Tony Brown

69. Aspekte (1965– )
Episode: Episode dated 4 August 1970 (1970)

Documentary

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Director: Georges Paruvanani | Stars: Walter Schmieding, Amiri Baraka

70. All You Need Is Love (1977– )
Episode: God's Children: The Beginnings (1977)

Music, Documentary

6.6
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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Ginger Baker, Amiri Baraka, Big Bill Broonzy, James Brown

Votes: 5

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

Not Rated | 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: 90

72. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Race Is the Place (2005)

Documentary

6.5
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A documentary featuring contemporary performance artists treating the subject of Race In America, along with archival footage and commentary from poet laureate Amiri Baraka.

Directors: Rick Tejada-Flores, Ray Telles | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Danny Hoch, Kate Rigg

Votes: 6

73. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (2002)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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This documentary presents a portrait of African American author Ralph Ellison, one of the great American novelists of the twentieth century.

Directors: Avon Kirkland, Elise Robertson | Stars: Andre Braugher, John Amos, Paul Benjamin, Jacques C. Smith

Votes: 55

74. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights (2013)

55 min | Documentary

7.7
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Whitney Young was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As head of the National Urban League, he fought for the rights of thousands but was often criticized by the very people he was trying to help.

Directors: Taylor Hamilton, Christine Khalafian | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Julian Bond, Bonnie Boswell, Ramsay Clark

Votes: 17

75. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Story of Gospel Music (1997)

Biography, Drama, Music

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Star: Amiri Baraka