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On KQED this month: ‘Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me,’ ‘Charley Pride: I’m Just Me,’ ‘Margaret: The Rebel Princess’ and more
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Dear Readers,
There are so many excellent documentaries to watch on KQED this February — many coinciding with Black History Month. Watch the trailers here!
Sammy Davis Jr. had an incredible career that spanned film, TV, theater and music, yet few knew the pain he lived with as he felt rejected by both black and white America. Another trailblazer, Charley Pride, is the subject of a new documentary that traces his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son to a country music superstar. There's more inspiration in the form of the rebellious Princess Margaret, whose bohemian ways rocked the British royal family in the swinging '60s.
Happy watching,
Whitney Phaneuf
Editor, On KQED
 
The World's Most Versatile Entertainer
Sammy Davis Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so multi-faceted and vast that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me explores Davis' journey to create his own identity — that of a black man who embraced Judaism — through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress. Catch the premiere Tuesday, February 19 at 9pm on KQED 9.
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How One Voice Changed Country Music
Explore the history of the American South and its music through the life of country music star Charley Pride. His journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Charley Pride: I’m Just Me premieres Friday, February 22 at 9pm on KQED 9.
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The First Rebel Princess
This two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the Western world during the 20th century. Catch this compelling series starting Sunday, February 10 at 10pm on KQED 9.
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Celebrate Black History Month with KQED
KQED proudly celebrates Black History Month with a special TV and radio programming lineup in February. We have a wonderful collection of documentaries and short programs to watch, including Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, Maya Angelou on American Masters, Aretha! Queen of Soul, Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street and more.
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Yolanda Ishaq was the first heart transplant recipient to have a child at Stanford Health Care. Today, that “child” is 27 years old, with children of her own—Yolanda’s grandchildren.
Yolanda went on to have a second heart transplant and a kidney transplant.
“Stanford has saved my life twice,” she says. “They’ve also given my daughter life. I wouldn’t have my grandson or second grandchild. Three generations would not be here.”
Learn more about Yolanda and Stanford’s transplant program at www.StanfordHealthCareNow.org.  
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