TV One To Air Aretha: Frankly Speaking Documentary Tonight
As we mourn the loss of the Queen of Soul today, many are now more curious than ever to learn about the life of music icon Aretha Franklin. To pay homage to the legacy she left behind and shed light on how she became the musical force we knew her to be, TV One is airing two specials tonight.
At 8 pm EST, you can join Urban One Founder Cathy Hughes as she talks with Franklin about her life and journey throughout her career on TV One on One: Aretha Franklin. Following that special, the network will air Aretha: Frankly Speaking at 9 pm. According to a news release, this documentary, “chronicles the professional and personal life of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. While Franklin’s music topped the charts and became the soundtrack of American culture, she struggled with the reality of being a teen mom, losing her father to a violent home invasion and two failed marriages. Through rarely seen videos and photos, viewers get an insider perspective on the powerful impact Franklin had during the civil rights movement, the women’s movement and her influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. The one-hour special also features exclusive behind-the-scenes stories of iconic songs like ‘Respect,’ ‘Natural Woman,’ ‘Precious Lord’ and ‘Pink Cadillac’ as told through Franklin’s trusted inner circle, her musical team, and her very own words.”
Encores of these specials will air this Saturday, August 18, at 11 am and 12 pm on TV One.