Jan. 29, 2013
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that original cast members from
the groundbreaking television mini-series, will participate in an upcoming installment of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series.
, Leslie Uggams, and
Louis Gossett, Jr.
will sit down for a Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in
New York City
Hosted by longtime civil rights activist and SiriusXM host
Town Hall" will commemorate the start of Black History Month. Madison is the host of a live, daily call-in show about politics and social activism on SiriusXM's African-American talk channel,
Town Hall" will air live
Tuesday, February 5
on The Power, channel 128. Throughout the hour-long special, Burton, Uggams, and Gossett will take questions from audience members, and reflect on what it was like to break ground as black actors in the 1970s and how their experience compares to working in television today.
The special replays on SiriusXM The Power channel 128 on
Sunday, February 10
and on SiriusXM Stars channel 107
. All times are ET.
made television history when it originally aired in 1977, and its cultural impact and influence remain powerful today," said
, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are excited to have members of the original cast of
in our studios with a live audience.
's dedication to civil rights and social issues and his ability to put history into context for a wide audience of all people makes him the ideal host for this special event."
After the broadcast, "SiriusXM's
Town Hall" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at
for more information.
Town Hall" with
, Leslie Uggams, and
Louis Gossett, Jr.
, is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series featuring intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured
, KISS, Coldplay,
, the surviving members of Nirvana,
. Check out video clips and learn more about SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series at
, "The Black Eagle," is a human and civil rights activist, abolitionist against slavery in
, television commentator, columnist, lecturer, labor and corporate spokesman, musician and athlete. He is the former executive director of the Detroit NAACP and was later named director of the national NAACP political action department. Madison's live, daily, call-in show airs weekdays from
6:00 - 10:00 am ET
on The Power.
, Leslie Uggams and
Louis Gossett Jr.
will be appearing in an upcoming episode of
Pioneers of Television,
PBS' Emmy® Award-nominated series that brings to life the stories of television's most beloved stars. The premiere of "Miniseries," the final installment of the PBS series "Pioneers of Television," airs
Tuesday, February 5
8:00 pm ET
(check local listings). For more information, visit
About Sirius XM Radio
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