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Kareem Abdul – Jabbar and hip hop legend Chuck D pair for “Iconoclasts”
By Sentinel News Service
Published October 26, 2012



Finale Episode of the Ground-Breaking Interview Series

Airs Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 pm e/p

Sundance Channel and GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT® today announced the Iconoclasts season six finale pairing: basketball Hall of Famer, historian and social activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Chuck D, one of hip-hop’s most colossal voices.  In the episode, airing Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00pm et/pt, the two visionaries rejoin forces after previously working together  on the documentary On The Shoulders Of Giants, which celebrated the richness of the Harlem Renaissance.  Sharing many passions beyond basketball and music, the two meet at Kareem’s trophy room, on the basketball court and at an old-school record store to shine a light on untold stories from African-American history.  The thought-provoking and powerful conversation between these two outspoken, influential intellectuals explores everything from race relations to history, creativity and activism.

The sixth season of the critically acclaimed series Iconoclasts debuted on October 9. The series pairs two creative visionaries from different fields who come together to discuss their lives, influences, passions and creative processes in each half-hour episode.  In addition to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Chuck D, the latest season features a line-up of visionaries in the fields of entertainment, music, fashion and the arts including: Emmy Award® winning writer, producer, director and screenwriter Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids,“Girls”) and filmmaker, actress and comedian Lena Dunham (“Girls”, Tiny Furniture); Academy Award® nominated actor James Franco (127 Hours, “Freaks and Geeks”) and Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic (The Artist Is Present); Emmy Award® winning producer, screenwriter and comedian Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”, Ted) and multi Grammy Award® winning musician Norah Jones; world renowned model and philanthropist Christy Turlington Burns and fashion designer (2008 CFDA accessories designer of the year) and philanthropist Tory Burch; chef turned food activist Jamie Oliver and his mentor, world renowned menswear designer Paul Smith.

The Sixth season of “Iconoclasts” is produced for Sundance Channel by GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT® and @radical media. The series is Executive Produced by Robert Redford, Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes, Sidney Beaumont, Jon Doran and Michelle D. Beauchamp for GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT®.  Joe Berlinger returns as the director and Executive Producer.  Additional episodes this season are directed by Bruce Sinofsky, Michael Bonfiglio and Caroline Suh, who also serves as the Series Producer.

Episodic information for the remaining season six line-up is as follows:

ICONOCLASTS: Christy Turlington Burns + Tory Burch

Tuesday, October 30th at 8:00pm

Turlington + Burch will closely examine the careers of two fashion icons from different sides of the industry who are dedicated to empowering other women. Beginning behind the scenes at Tory’s spring 2013 New York City fashion show, Tory and Christy share their personal passions: for Tory it’s mentoring female entrepreneurs, while Christy advocates and supports mothers globally via Every Mother Counts.

ICONOCLASTS: Jamie Oliver + Paul Smith

Tuesday, November 6th at 8:00pm

Oliver + Smith will offer an entertaining behind-the-scenes journey into the unique and creative relationship of two of Great Britain’s most prolific, quirky and globe-trotting men.  Jamie Oliver, a chef-turned-food-activist, and his longtime mentor and inspiration Sir Paul, one of the world’s most successful menswear designers, will give a look into each other’s respective workplace and explore how they have turned their very personal sensibilities into global influences.

ICONOCLASTS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar + Chuck D

Tuesday, November 13th at 8:00pm

NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer, historian and social activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins Chuck D, hip-hop’s most colossal and positive voice, in this episode of Iconoclasts. Having previously joined forces to create a documentary about the richness of the Harlem Renaissance, Chuck and Kareem share combined passions for jazz music and basketball.  Intertwining their ideals, their work shines a light on untold stories from African-American history and encourages activism. The discussions of these two outspoken, intellectual, and influential voices in contemporary society creates an engaging and thought-provoking episode, which delves into race relations, history and cultural influence.

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