1/17/21 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: MLK’s Promised Land (1967–1968 America’s Civil Rights Movement)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. Continue reading

1/16/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Yolanda Adams & Le’Andria Johnson- The Battle Is The Lord’s

Le’Andria Johnson joins gospel superstar Yolanda Adams for a powerful performance of The Battle Is The Lord’s at the 2020 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Continue reading

1/9/21 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Betty White Monologue: Facebook – Saturday Night Live

Lorne Michaels was intrigued when a Facebook campaign recruited nearly a million fans to petition to have Betty White host Saturday Night Live– but it wasn’t the first time the producer thought of White. Michaels asked the beloved star three times between the ‘70s and ‘90s to appear in the show – and all three times he got rejected. Continue reading

1/4/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Lil Nas X on Montero

Lil Nas X had a hit with his breakout single Old Town Road, about a horse-loving hip hop cowboy. But for his debut album, Lil Nas X wrote songs about his real life as a gay man, and called the album by his real first name, Montero. The multiple-Grammy-nominee talked with correspondent Tracy Smith about reinventing himself, as his true self. Continue reading

12/30/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Vanessa Williams- Happy Days Are Here Again

What better way to start our New Year’s Eve Celebration then with Vanessa Williams rendition of Happy Days Are Here Again.  Continue reading

12/1/21 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Home for the Holidays – SNL

A family (Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Chris Redd, Ego Nwodim) gathers around the dinner table to reflect on the holidays. Continue reading

11/30/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Giselle- Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1977)

Giselle tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. This 1977 American Ballet Theater televised production of Giselle was headed by Natalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Martine van Hamel.

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11/23/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Iman Shumbert & Daniella Win Dancing With The Stars

Iman Shumpert made history as first NBA star in 30 seasons of the show to take home the mirrorball. Shumpert made history on Monday night as the first former NBA player to take home the mirrorball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Continue reading

11/13/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES:   The Harder They Fall- Who Is The Real Gertrude Trudy Smith?


Netflix’s The Harder They Fall is making a lot of noise and rightly so. The all-black western drama has a unique storyline with a lot of black cowpeople, a perfect reflection of western culture. Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison. Continue reading

11/11/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: The Temptations and Diana Ross & The Supremes- Ed Sullivan Show

On November 19th 1967, a special Ed Sullivan Show took place featuring newly formed Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations.
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