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PBS to Air An Evening with Berry Gordy

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An Evening With Berry Gordy will air on PBS Radio Stations across the country starting on Sunday, February 3rd. Please see below for your local PBS listings in February.

An Evening With Berry Gordy provides a rare inside look into the life and times of boxer, songwriter, producer, movie director, entrepreneur and Motown founder Berry Gordy with PBS-TV journalist, Gwen Ifill, serving as the host interviewer.

Backed by American Idol’s Ray Chew and his band, the program features live musical performances by Valerie Simpson (“I’ll Be There”) of the legendary Motown songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson.

Other performers include Motown artist KEM with Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe with the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. The performances of Brandon Dixon and Valisia LeKae who play Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively, in Motown The Musical with “To Be Loved” and “You’re All I Need to Get By” had the audiences wanting for more.

Intermixed in the show are live appearances from National Newspaper Publishers Association president, Danny Bakewell, who describes Gordy’s groundbreaking accomplishments and Reverend Jesse Jackson who tells of Gordy’s importance to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

Suzanne de Passe, his longtime friend, business associate and mentee, had the audience laughing aloud as she tells of their work together and his role in putting women in leadership positions. Others provided their perspectives on “The Chairman” and his Motown Legacy.

They include:
Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, President Bill Clinton, Edgar Bronfman, Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble, Doug Morris and Marty Bandier.February 2013Sunday 2/03 KVIE / Sacramento, CA 10:00 PMWEIU/ Champaign, IL 8:00 PM Monday 2/04 WEIU/ Champaign, IL 10:00 PM (repeat)Tuesday 2/05 WUNC/Raleigh,

NC 8:00 PMWNSC /Charlotte, NC 8:00 PMWUNL /Greensboro, NC 8:00 PMWUND / Greenville, NC 8:00 PMWUNJ /Wilmington, NC 8:00 PMThursday 2/07 WIPB / Indianapolis, IN 10:00 PMWXXI/Rochester, NY 7:00 PMWUNC/Raleigh, NC 6:30 AM (repeat)WNSC / Charlotte, NC 6:30 AM (repeat)WUND/ Greensboro, NC 6:30 AM (repeat)WUND / Greenville, NC 6:30 AM (repeat)WUNJ / Wilmington, NC 6:30 AM (repeat)Sunday 2/10 WTGE / Toledo,

OH 5:00 PMMonday 2/11 WTVS / Detroit, MI 11:00 PMWQED / Pittsburgh, PA 10:00 PMTuesday 2/12 KUED/Salt Lake City, UT 12:00 AMWJCT/Jacksonville, FL 7:00 PMWednesday 2/13 KRCB / San Francisco, CA 9:00 PMSaturday 2/16 WPNE / Green Bay, WI 9:00 PMWHA / Madison,

WI 9:00 PMWHLA / La Crosse, WI 9:00 PMWHRM / Wausau, WI 9:00 PMSunday 2/17 WVIZ / Cleveland, OH 2:00 PMWHUT / Washington, DC 9:00 PMKSPS / Spokane, WA 11:00 PMMonday 2/18 WHUT/Washington, DC 1:00 AMKQED / San Francisco, CA 9:00 PMWGTV / Atlanta, GA 11:00 PMWNEO / Cleveland,

OH 11:00 MKOPB / Portland, OR 11:00 PMWJWJ / Savannah, GA 11:00 PMWCES / Augusta, GA 11:00 PMWDCO/ Macon, GA 11:00 PMKEPB / Eugene, OR 11:00 PMWJSP/ Columbus, GA 11:00 PMKFTS/Medford, OR 11:00 PMWABW/ Albany, GA 11:00 PMKOAB / Bend, OR 11:00 PMWednesday 2/20 KVCR / Los Angeles,

CA 8:00 PMFriday 2/22 WETA/ Washington, DC 9:00 PMKCWC /Casper-Riverton, WY 9:00 PMWTTW /Chicago, IL 10:00 PMKHET/ Honolulu, HI 10:00 PMSaturday 2/23 WNET/New York, NY 1:00 PMSunday 2/24 WHYY / Philadelphia, PA 1:30 PMWGBH/ Boston, MA 1:00 PMKTCA/Minneapolis,

MN 1:00 PMKBDI/ Denver, CO 1:00 PMKTSC / Colorado Springs, CO 1:00 PMKRMJ / Grand Junction, CO 1:00 PMKETC / St. Louis, MO 4:00 PMWITF/Harrisburg, PA 4:00 PMWLVT/Philadelphia, PA 10:00 PM (Allentown, PA)WGSU /Grand Rapids, MI 8:00 PMTuesday 2/26 WENO /Cleveland, OH 3:00 AM (repeat)Wednesday 2/27 WKMJ/Louisville, KY 9:00 PMKET/Lexington, KY 9:00 PMWKMU/Paducah, KY 9:00 PMThursday 2/28 WSBE/ Providence, RI 8:00 PMKETA/ Oklahoma City, OK 10:00 PM

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