American Black Journal

Mr. Soul!

Clip: Season 49 Episode 8 | 2m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

America’s first black variety show is being celebrated in a PBS documentary airing here on Detroit Public Television on February 22nd at 10:00 p.m. The show was called “Soul,” and it debuted on public television in 1968. The host and producer, Ellis Haizlip, created the groundbreaking show as a way to celebrate African American contributions to the arts. The documentary is titled, “Mr. Soul.”

Aired: 02/19/21

Rating: NR

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