Eyes on the Prize 

Produced by St. Louis native Henry Hampton, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America. The 14-hour series, which was originally broadcast on PBS in 1987, tells the story of the civil rights movement from 1954 to the mid-1980s. New York Magazine hailed the documentary as “required watching” and Time referred to it as “indispensable.”

Broadcast Schedule

The 14-part groundbreaking documentary series will air on Nine PBS in a special marathon broadcast starting Friday, May 6. The series will kick off with a live Stay Tuned episode in the Public Media Commons at 7 p.m., which is open to the community.

 Friday, May 6

7 p.m. – Stay Tuned Special

7:30 p.m. – Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now

8 p.m.- Midnight – Eyes on the Prize 101-104

Saturday, May 7

9:30 a.m. – Stay Tuned Special (rebroadcast)

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Eyes on the Prize 105-207

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