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Jesse Jackson

  • Oct 08, 1941 (age 77)
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2017
Cuomo Prime Time
TV ShowAug 28, 2017

Cuomo Prime Time

Cuomo Prime Time is a news analysis show on CNN and …
Cuomo Prime Time is a news analysis show on CNN and CNN International, presented by CNN journalist and news anchor, Chris Cuomo. The show currently airs weeknights live from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET, with a replay at 1:00 am to 2:00 am ET, from Time Warner Center in New York City or CNN's studios in Washington, D.C.
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2013
The Black Moses
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MovieDec 8, 2013

The Black Moses

Was L.O Pindling, first black Prime Minister of The Bahamas, …
Was L.O Pindling, first black Prime Minister of The Bahamas, one of history's greatest national Liberators, or was he one of history's greatest national Drug Dealers? The Black Moses takes a looks at the popular folk 'moses mythology' as it was manifested through the life and times of Sir Lynden Pindling. It follows L.O Pindling as he sets on a course to bring about social, political, and economic revolution to the British Bahama Islands.
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Being Mary Jane
TV ShowJul 2, 2013

Being Mary Jane

Being Mary Jane was an American drama television series …
Being Mary Jane was an American drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union, that debuted January 7, 2014 on BET. The 90-minute-pilot for the series aired on July 2, 2013. The series follows professional and personal life of successful TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The series ended on April 23, 2019.
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2011
The Young Turks
TV ShowDec 5, 2011

The Young Turks

The Young Turks (TYT) is a progressive left-wing …
The Young Turks (TYT) is a progressive left-wing American news and commentary program on YouTube. It serves as the flagship program of the TYT Network, a multi-channel network of associated web series focusing on news and current events. The program was created by Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, and Dave Koller. Currently co-hosted by Uygur, Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, who are often accompanied by various in-studio contributors, the program maintains an anti-establishment stance and provides commentary on topics of varying news genres. The Young Turks began as a radio program that premiered on February 14, 2002, on Sirius Satellite Radio; it was later carried on Air America, before launching a web series component in 2005 on YouTube. In 2018, Regional News Network offered it initially on WMCN, its New Jersey broadcast television station.
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A Football Life
TV ShowSep 15, 2011

A Football Life

A Football Life is a documentary series of 111 episodes, …
A Football Life is a documentary series of 111 episodes, developed by NFL Films and aired on NFL Network that documents the lives of select National Football League players, coaches, owners, and teams. Friends, teammates, family members and other players and coaches associated with the subjects are interviewed.
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2009
Journey Into America
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MovieJul 4, 2009

Journey Into America

A Muslim professor sets out to discover America with a …
A Muslim professor sets out to discover America with a team of young American researchers. They visit more than 75 cities and more than 100 mosques on an unprecedented project interviewing countless Americans in their homes, schools, and places of worship.
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Hannity
TV ShowJan 12, 2009

Hannity

Hannity is an American television political talk program on Fox …
Hannity is an American television political talk program on Fox News Channel hosted by Sean Hannity. Episodes air live at 9 pm on Monday through Thursday. The show focuses on the development of the day's events with long monologues, political analysis, and legal analysis. The show has been a part of the Fox News program lineup since February 12, 2009, and is the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot. The Friday edition is generally pre-recorded except in cases of heavy breaking news coverage. On nights when Hannity is not available, Jeanine Pirro often fills in as a substitute host.
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2008
Unsung
TV ShowNov 27, 2008

Unsung

Unsung is an hour-long music documentary program that …
Unsung is an hour-long music documentary program that airs on TV One. The series, which premiered November 27, 2008, uncovers the stories behind once well-known R&B and soul music artists, bands, or groups who exploded onto the Billboard music charts with a string of hits, only to have their career derailed by a major crisis that caused them to be essentially unappreciated by later generations of contemporary R&B and soul music listeners. The series is produced by production company A. Smith & Co. Productions.
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Ghost Adventures
TV ShowOct 17, 2008

Ghost Adventures

Ghost Adventures is an American television series about the …
Ghost Adventures is an American television series about the paranormal that premiered on October 17, 2008, on the Travel Channel. Produced by MY-Tupelo Entertainment (a merger of MY Entertainment and Tupelo-Honey Productions), the program follows ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff (until season 10), and Aaron Goodwin as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. The show is introduced and narrated by Zak Bagans.
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The Wendy Williams Show
TV ShowJul 14, 2008

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show …
The Wendy Williams Show (often shortened to Wendy) is an American syndicated infotainment talk show created and hosted by Wendy Williams and produced by Wendy Williams Productions, and Perler Productions. The Wendy Williams Show is distributed by Debmar-Mercury, the show aired starting July 14, 2008 in select major U.S. markets and July 13, 2009 nationwide. It primarily aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates (along with several affiliates of other major networks). In January 2016, the talk show was renewed through the 2019–20 season. The show was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards. The show regularly competes with The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the top-ranked syndicated talk show with a single female host in the key demographic of women 25-54 in the United States.
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2005
Big Ideas That Changed The World
TV ShowMay 31, 2005

Big Ideas That Changed The World

A series of documentaries in …
A series of documentaries in which key figures discuss ideas and ideologies which have shaped history.
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2004
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop
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MovieOct 4, 2004

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop

And You Don't Stop: 30 …
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop is a five-part documentary series directed by Richard Lowe and Dana Heinz Perry, written by Bill Adler, and released by VH1 in 2004. The series recounts the development of hip hop culture from its birth in New York City in the 1970s through its flowering into a global phenomenon in the 21st Century. It was nominated for an IDA award in 2005.
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2003
Real Time with Bill Maher
TV ShowFeb 21, 2003

Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher is …
Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. Much like his previous series Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and later ABC, Real Time features a panel of guests who discuss current events in politics and the media. Unlike the previous show, guests are usually better versed in the subject matter: more experts such as journalists, professors, and politicians participate in the panel, and fewer actors and celebrities are included.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
TV ShowJan 26, 2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created …
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California as part of ABC's lead-out programming for Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios. Having aired for more than twice as long as either The Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) or Politically Incorrect (1997–2002), it is the longest running late-night talk show on the network.
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2002
Nomination2002

Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction

Nominated for "Legal Lynching: Racism, Injustice, and the Death Penalty".
NAACP Image Award
2001
Democracy Now!
TV ShowJan 1, 2001

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is an hour-long American TV, radio and …
Democracy Now! is an hour-long American TV, radio and internet news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman, who also acts as the show's executive producer, and Juan González. The show, which airs live each weekday at 08:00 ET, is broadcast on the internet and by over 1,400 radio and television stations worldwide.
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2000
Award2000

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Won Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1999
Ashley Laverne Jackson
ChildMay 1999

Ashley Laverne Jackson

Ashley Laverne Jackson born.
1997
The Chris Rock Show
TV ShowFeb 7, 1997

The Chris Rock Show

The Chris Rock Show was a late night comedy talk show …
The Chris Rock Show was a late night comedy talk show featured on HBO. It was created by Chris Rock and featured various guests. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program in 1999. It ran for five seasons from 1997 to 2000.
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1994
WGN Morning News
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TV ShowSep 6, 1994

WGN Morning News

The WGN Morning News is an American morning television …
The WGN Morning News is an American morning television news program airing on WGN-TV (channel 9), an independent television station and national superstation in Chicago, Illinois that serves as the flagship station of the Tribune Broadcasting division of the Tribune Company. The program broadcasts each weekday morning from 4:00 to 10:00 a.m. and each weekend morning from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Central Time.
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1993
WWE Raw
TV ShowJan 11, 1993

WWE Raw

WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is …
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm ET on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name is also used to refer to the Raw brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform. The show debuted on January 11, 1993 and has since been considered as the flagship program of WWE.
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Breakfast with Frost
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TV ShowJan 3, 1993

Breakfast with Frost

Breakfast with Frost was a Sunday morning BBC current affairs …
Breakfast with Frost was a Sunday morning BBC current affairs programme hosted by Sir David Frost. It covered the main political news of the day, with Frost interviewing key figures in the world of politics, and celebrity guests reviewing the Sunday papers.
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1992
Gomorron
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TV ShowSep 15, 1992

Gomorron

As the title suggests "Gomorron" suggests this is a morning …
As the title suggests "Gomorron" suggests this is a morning news and interview show, similar to Good Morning America.
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Dateline NBC
TV ShowMar 31, 1992

Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television …
Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television newsmagazine/reality legal show that is broadcast on NBC. It was previously the network's flagship news magazine, but now focuses mainly on true crime stories with only occasional editions that focus on other topics. The program airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 p.m. Eastern for special two-hour editions) and on most Sundays, outside the NFL season, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, special Saturday editions also occasionally air during the fall and winter months. Two-hour feature-length editions sometimes air on any given scheduled evening, often to fill vacancies in the primetime schedule on the program's respective nights due to program cancellations.
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1989
Inside Edition
TV ShowJan 9, 1989

Inside Edition

Inside Edition (alternately titled as Inside Edition with Deborah …
Inside Edition (alternately titled as Inside Edition with Deborah Norville in program introductions for its weekday broadcasts since 1998) is an American television newsmagazine that is distributed in first-run syndication by CBS Television Distribution. Having premiered on January 9, 1989, it is the longest-running syndicated-newsmagazine program that is not strictly focused on entertainment news. The program features a mix of hard news stories, entertainment news and gossip, scandals, true-crime stories and lifestyle features.
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1988
Tanner '88
TV ShowFeb 15, 1988

Tanner '88

Tanner '88 is a political mockumentary miniseries …
Tanner '88 is a political mockumentary miniseries written by Garry Trudeau and directed by Robert Altman. First broadcast by HBO during the months leading up to the 1988 U.S. presidential election, it purports to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the campaign of former Michigan U.S. representative Jack Tanner during his bid to secure the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States.
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Award1988

NAACP Image Award – President's Award

Won NAACP Image Award – President's Award.
Award1988

Best Spoken Word Album

Won award for "Speech By Rev. Jesse Jackson".
Grammy Award
Nomination1988

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Speech By Rev. Jesse Jackson".
Grammy Award
1987
A Different World
TV ShowSep 24, 1987

A Different World

A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The …
A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. It was inspired by student life at historically black colleges and universities. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and math whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison).
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1986
The Oprah Winfrey Show
TV ShowSep 8, 1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, …
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history.
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American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1977
Lou Grant
TV ShowSep 20, 1977

Lou Grant

Lou Grant is an American drama television series starring Ed …
Lou Grant is an American drama television series starring Ed Asner in the title role as a newspaper editor that aired on CBS from September 20, 1977, to September 13, 1982. The series was the third spin-off of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Lou Grant was created by The Mary Tyler Moore Show co-creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, along with Gene Reynolds.
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1975
Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson
Child1975

Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson

Jacqueline Lavinia Jackson born.
1973
Wattstax
MovieFeb 4, 1973

Wattstax

This is a documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer …
This is a documentary about the 1972 Watts Summer Festival, which culminated in a day long concert by Stax Records artists at a sold-out Los Angeles Coliseum. The concert was headlined by Issac Hayes and the support acts included Rufus Thomas and his daughter Carla, the Bar Kays and the Staple Singers. The film also features commentary by many African Americans who comment on how things were in Watts since the riots that tore the city apart seven years earlier.
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1971
Soul Train
TV ShowOct 2, 1971

Soul Train

Soul Train is an American music-dance television program …
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971, to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.
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1970
Yusef DuBois Jackson
Child1970

Yusef DuBois Jackson

Yusef DuBois Jackson born.
1967
The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1966
Jonathan Jackson
Child1966

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Luther Jackson (born January 7, 1966) is an …
Jonathan Luther Jackson (born January 7, 1966) is an American business professor, entrepreneur and social justice advocate. He is the national spokesman for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and a partner in a Chicago-based beer distributorship, River North Sales and Service, LLC.
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1965
Jesse Jackson Jr.
ChildMarch 1965

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former …
Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former Democratic American Congressman who represented Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until his resignation in 2012. He is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and, prior to his career in elected office, worked for his father in both the elder Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign and his social justice, civil rights and political activism organization, Operation PUSH. Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, served on the Chicago City Council. He served as a national co-chairman of the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. Jackson established a consistent liberal record on both social and fiscal issues, and he has co-authored books on civil rights and personal finance.
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1963
Santita Jackson
Child1963

Santita Jackson

Santita Jackson (born 1963) is an American singer and political …
Santita Jackson (born 1963) is an American singer and political commentator from Chicago, Illinois. As a singer, Jackson toured with Roberta Flack and performed the National Anthem at President Bill Clinton's second inauguration. She has appeared on the Fox News Channel and is the host of a television show on The Word Network. Santita attended high school with Michelle Obama and served as Obama's maid of honor at her 1992 wedding to Barack Obama.
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1962
Jacqueline Brown
MarriageDecember 1962

Jacqueline Brown

Jacqueline Lavinia Brown is the wife of Jesse Jackson.
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1947
Meet the Press
TV ShowNov 6, 1947

Meet the Press

Meet the Press is a weekly American television …
Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program broadcast on NBC. It is the longest-running program in television history, though the current format bears little resemblance to the debut episode on November 6, 1947. Meet the Press specializes in interviews with leaders in Washington, D.C., across the country and even the world on issues of politics, economics, foreign policy and other public affairs, along with panel discussions that provide opinions and analysis. It originates from NBC's bureau in Washington, D.C. (WRC-TV).
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1941
Jesse Jackson
BirthOctober 1941

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson was born.
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