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John L. Hanson

December 4, 2022

Dr. Tommie Smith, pt. 2 (Ep. 1, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Olympian and Civil Rights activist Tommie Smith, co-author of Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist For Justice, discussing Dr. Smith’s athletic and academic career before and after Smith and John Carlos’s iconic protest at the 1968 Olympic Games.

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November 28, 2022

Dr. Tommie Smith (Ep. 52, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Tommie Smith, Olympic Champion, civil rights activist, and author of Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice, discussing the events preceding and following the historic silent protest by Dr. Smith and teammate John Carlos on the medal stand at […]

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November 20, 2022

Bernard Shaw (Ep. 51, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Bernard Shaw, a pioneering African American journalist and television news correspondent who anchored programs on CNN for two decades until his retirement in 2001. Shaw died in September 2022 at the age of 82.

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November 13, 2022

Paul Warfield & Al Jenkins (Ep. 50, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield and also speaks with former NFL offensive lineman Al Jenkins, who played for the Cleveland Browns and the 1972 Champion Miami Dolphins

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November 7, 2022

Paul Warfield (Ep. 49, 2022)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr, speaks with former NFL wide receiver and Hall of Famer Paul Warfield, about his thirteen year pro career, first with the Cleveland Browns alongside Jim Brown, and later with the the Miami Dolphins team that went undefeated in 1972.

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October 31, 2022

Field Generals (Ep. 48, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with former NFL quarterbacks James Harris, Doug Williams and Warren Moon, who, along with Randall Cunningham, Vince Evans and Jay Walker are known as The Field Generals and gathered during Super Bowl week in February to honor pioneering African American quarterbacks […]

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For 50 years, “In Black America” has featured weekly interviews with some of the most influential African American voices of our time discussing education, economics, social issues, sports, families, culture, literature and politics.

In 2019, the program received a recordings-at-risk grant to digitize hundreds of old reels containing shows going back to the early 1980s. We don’t yet have these ready for the podcast, but you can listen to them on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.

John L. Hanson

In this interview, Hanson reflects on 40+ years of hosting IBA.

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