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A conversation with Emmy award-winning actor, writer, director and producer Glynn Turman

 Ben Tankard and Jerry Adams Joint Venture with Streaming Networks Smooth Life TV and VTV
Ben Tankard (left) and Jerry Adams partner in new streaming networks Smooth Life TV and VTV

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Glynn Turman, Emmy award-winning actor, writer, director and producer.

Turman is coming off an incredible year with buzz-worthy performances in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and a Critics Choice-nominated role in FX’s Fargo. And he stars in ABC’s Women of the Movement as Mose Wright, a real-life Civil Rights movement leader and great-uncle to Emmett Till.

The New York City-born actor enjoyed his first real taste of acting success as a young teenager, in the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in the landmark play A Raisin in the Sun opposite Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee.

Turman talks about growing up in Greenwich Village and moving to Harlem; becoming an actor; moving to Hollywood; being married to Aretha Franklin; and his current projects.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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