Vintage Hentoff Video

Some background: Back in the mid-1960s, Nat Hentoff hosted a TV program on the arts on a local station in New York City. Unfortunately, the station didn’t save any of the tapes. But we found one episode during the research for “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step.” Hentoff spent the entire half hour on the work of Gordon Parks, the famous Life magazine photographer who went on to a career in Hollywood as director of “Shaft” and other films. In this brief excerpt, the two men discuss Malcolm X, whom they both knew personally. The broadcast took place on February 22, 1966 — one year and one day after Malcolm’s assassination.

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