paulwilliams 603x452Monday, February 10 at 8 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. Nicknamed "Architect to the Stars," African American architect Paul R. Williams had a life story that could have been dreamed up by a Hollywood screenwriter. From the early 1920s until his retirement 50 years later, Williams was one of the most successful architects in the country. His list of residential clients included Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz. His name is associated with architectural icons like the Beverly Hills Hotel, the original MCA Headquarters Building, and LAX Airport. But at the height of his career Paul Williams wasn't always welcome in the restaurants and hotels he designed or the neighborhoods where he built homes because of his race. Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story explains how he used talent, determination, and even charm to defy the odds and create a body of work that can be found from coast to coast. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance.

On Television

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    February 02, 2020

    Baba Wain

    Sunday, February 16 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. Jazz drummer E.W. Wainwright uses music as a starting point to stress the values of discipline, hard work and self-respect for underserved kids in Oakland through his African Roots of Jazz Performing Arts Academy. His well-rehearsed student…
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    Jan 29, 2020

    Rebels With a Cause

    Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. The story of a regional California effort that grew into an astonishing system of…
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    Jan 27, 2020

    NOVA: Black Hole Universe

    Monday, February 10 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of…
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    Jan 24, 2020

    Independent Lens: The First Rainbow Coalition

    Friday, February 7 at 9 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and…
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    Jan 22, 2020

    Heartland Local Food

    Wednesday, February 5 at 7 pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay. The local food debate going on at the Farmers Market in Lawrence, Kansas is representative…
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    Jan 22, 2020

    Howards End on Masterpiece, Episode 1

    Wednesday, February 5 at 7 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay. A passionate misunderstanding, a surprise visit, and a stolen umbrella set into motion a…
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    Jan 20, 2020

    Impeachment Trial Coverage on NorCal Public Media

    Northern California Public Media will carry live coverage of the US Senate Impeachment Trial. Watch on KRCB TV in the North Bay, or watch and listen…

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