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Saturday, December 26, 2009


Happy Kwanzaa!! I'm disappointed with the meager TV offerings of Kwanzaa specials this year. I did find The Black Candle airing on TV One network earlier today. And, a few Kwanzaa-themed episodes that I have already seen--including Everybody Hates Chris, the animated Proud Family, Handy Manny and Rugrats.

I'm especially disappointed in my local PBS affiliates for they are usually my best resource for Kwanzaa programming. This year nothing. They were pretty bad with broadcasting the national Christmas programs as well--my local PBS didn't broadcast any of the Christmas performances until Christmas Eve. I can only speculate that due to the bad economy with budget cutbacks and smaller donations that they must have limited options. I found little in terms of Hanukkah programming as well. This is very unfortunate for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa participants because PBS has always been a major resource for these holiday-themed entertainments. And, for the rest of us who enjoy watching Kwanzaa and Hanukkah programming as well.


  1. Merry Christmas! I wanted to comment to let you know my wife gifted me with a copy of your book! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for writing it!

  2. Oh Fantastic!! I hope you enjoy it. I want to hear about your favorite chapter or segment when you get to it--let me know.