Milwaukee local, Talleah Bridges McMahon is excited to announce that the 6-hour television documentary series she has been working on called “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will premiere on PBS tonight, October 22nd. The series, which covers the arrival of the first known Africans to the election of Barack Obama, will continue to broadcast each Tuesday through November 26th.
Talleah co-produced the first two shows — “Episode 1: The Black Atlantic” airing October 22nd and “Episode 2: The Age of Slavery” airing October 29th. The series is scheduled to be on from 8 to 9 p.m. EST (7 to 8 p.m. CST), but check your local listings to confirm the time in your area.
You can find more information about the series here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/
And read a pretty nice write-up in the NYT here: http://nyti.ms/17c4tqo