Lisa Raye is an actress, producer, and director.
[REBROADCAST FROM APRIL 19, 2018] Before there was Oprah, there was Ellis Haizlip. From 1968 to 1973, Haizlip hosted the public-television variety show "SOUL!," which celebrated Black arts and politics in a time when broadcast media was almost entirely white. Haizlip's niece, filmmaker Melissa Haizlip, pulls from archival footage and interviews in her new documentary "Mr. SOUL!" to examine the story of her uncle, America's first Black TV host. The film is now screening in virtual cinemas through September 24th. 
Lalah Hathaway and Melissa Haizlip join us to discuss Soul at the Center, a celebration of jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues, hosted by WQXR’s very own Terrance McKnight.  Event: Soul at the Center will take place at Damrosch Park on July 24 at 7 pm as part of the programming for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.  This segment is guest-hosted by Shumita Basu. 
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Apr 30th, 1965
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35 minutes, 14 seconds
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