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One on one with Harry Belafonte
The legendary music icon on Obama and the changing politics of race.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2009 06:43 GMT

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Harry Belafonte's calypso rhythms brought him fame and fortune in the 1950s - fame and fortune that, from the very beginning of his career, the singer used to advance the cause of civil rights and social justice around the world.

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Via his friendship with Martin Luther King through to his anti-apartheid efforts, Belafonte has been a tireless human rights advocate for nearly half a century.

With the election of the first black US president, Fault Lines' Avi Lewis sat down with the legendary music icon to get his thoughts on Barack Obama and the changing politics of race.


This episode of Fault Lines airs from Thursday, September 3 at the following times GMT: Thursday: 0600, 1630; Friday: 0130, 0830; Saturday: 1130, 2330; Sunday: 0630, 2030; Monday: 1430; Tuesday: 1230, 1930; Wednesday: 0300.

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