‘Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World’ Among Titles on PBS Documentaries Prime Video in January
December 20, 2022
The documentary series “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World” and the ninth season of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” arrive this January on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel.
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Featuring firsthand accounts from some of rap’s most integral players, “Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World” recounts the origins of this bold and revolutionary art form through the voices of those who were there at the beginning, creating an anthology of how hip hop became a cultural phenomenon against the backdrop of American history. Weaving together interconnected moments via intimate interviews and archival footage, ”Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World” covers four years of Hip Hop history and explores how the genre quickly created a provocative narrative of America. The series, which begins streaming Jan. 31, was developed by rap icon Chuck D and features interviews with legendary artists Ice-T, Fat Joe, Run DMC and MC Lyte, among others.
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“Finding Your Roots” highlights the genealogical backgrounds and ancestral stories of prominent guests that helped to define who they are today. In the ninth season, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. sits down with actors Jamie Chung (“Lovecraft Country”), Brian Cox (“Succession”), Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Jeff Daniels (“American Rust”), Viola Davis (The Woman King), David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), Richard Kind (Inside Out), Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”), Tamera Mowry-Housley (“The Real”), Edward Norton (Fight Club), Julia Roberts (Ticket to Paradise) and Danny Trejo (Machete); pop icon Cyndi Lauper; comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash; athlete and sportscaster Tony Gonzalez; journalists Jim Acosta and Van Jones; activist Angela Y. Davis; and statesman Jeh Johnson. The ninth season begins streaming Jan. 3.
Other titles coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in January include:
- The Letter: A Message for Our Earth Jan 2
- The Lie Detector (“American Experience”) Jan. 3
- Global Spyware Sandal: Exposing Pegasus (“Frontline”) Jan. 3
- First Contact: An Alien Encounter Jan. 4
- Marian Anderson: The Whole World in their Hands Jan. 16
- Secrets of the Dead: Hidden in the Amazon Jan. 16
- Breach of Trust Jan. 16
- Wildheart (“Nature”) Jan. 18
- The Earthshot Prize Jan. 20
- Soul of the Ocean (“Nature”) Jan. 25
- Putin and the Presidents (“Frontline”) Jan. 31