Any American who was at least 10 years old in 1992 is painfully familiar with the Los Angeles (LA) Riots like we’ve grown to know “Katrina” and “9/11.” Mark Ford takes a look 20 years later in his documentary “UPRISING: Hip Hop and the LA Riots.”…airs tonight (May 1, 2012) at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1
Few television series were as innovative and influential to pop culture as “Soul Train.” Set first in Chicago, “Soul Train” launched on WCIU-TV with local radio and television personality, Don Cornelius on August 17, 1970. After moving the dance show to Los Angeles, “Soul Train” skyrocketed nationally and firmly secured its place in television by becoming the longest running, first-run syndicated series in history. To commemorate the show’s 40th anniversary, VH1 Rock Docs and Soul Train present “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip In America,” a monumental 90-minute documentary celebrating the show’s impact on pop culture, music, dance and fashion. The film will also feature a rare interview with Don Cornelius in which he reveals exclusive details regarding the launch and early days of the legendary series.