Black History Month: What to Watch

A Sampling of Shows Set to Air in February 2/01/2016 12:30 PM Eastern

Cable's lineup of Black History Month programming for 2016

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Feb. 1

Change Agents: History in the Making (short films)

TV One


Feb. 2

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (limited series)


Watch the trailer.


Feb. 3

Preachers of Atlanta (reality series)



Feb. 5

47th Annual NAACP Image Awards

TV One


Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to ‘Off The Wall’ (documentary)


Watch the trailer.


Feb. 9

Here We Go Again (series)

TV One


Feb. 10

The Next 15 (reality series)

TV One


Feb. 13

SportsCenter on the Road From Hampton University (special)



Feb. 14

Rise Up: SportsCenter Black History Month Special (special)


Feb. 24

About the Business (reality series)



Feb. 29

Major League Legends: Hank Aaron (special episode of docuseries)

Smithsonian Channel


Hate in America (documentary)

Investigation Discovery


Also This Month:

Disney XD and Disney Channel will run a documentary-style interstitial that illustrates the bravery of young African-Americans through the lens of Cameron Boyce (Descendants) and his timeless hero, Jo-Ann Boyce — his grandmother, who was one of the Clinton 12, a group of 12 black Tennessee teens who were the first to integrate into an all-white high school in the South in 1956, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.


Music Choice will offer a package of music videos dubbed “The New Classics,” including videos from Drake, Fetty Wap and Rihanna, as well as videos from the soundtracks of popular black movies such as Straight Outta Compton.

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