OCT 15-18, 2020

FILM GUIDE

The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show

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Country: United States

Category: Documentary

Synopsis: In early 1968, racial tensions were inflaming the nation and a divisive election was underway. America was exploding politically and culturally, much like today. THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW chronicles a remarkable moment during February 1968, when for one week, singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte took over the desk as guest host of Johnny Carson’s iconic “Tonight Show.” It was the first time an African-American hosted a late night television show for an entire week.


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Director: Yoruba Richen
Screenwriters: NA
Producers: Valerie Thomas, Joan Walsh
Cast: Harry Belafonte