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Reviewing a long overdue appreciation of Sammy Davis, Jr. nearly 30 years after his death

Sammy Davis, Jr., unfairly caricatured by some as a slap-happy buffoon, gets an overdue appreciation in PBS’ I’ve Gotta Be Me, which premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 19th under the enduring American Masters banner. Although flawed, it’s a solid first step. Our review is on the Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page.
Ed Bark

BET follows the script with American Soul

BET has pledged to get into scripted original programming in a big way this year after programming on the cheap for much of its existence. A notable step forward is the 10-episode American Soul series, which dramatizes the launch of Soul Train by Don Cornelius. Our review is on the Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page.
Ed Bark