The relationships of a businessman with a Japanese company and of his son with women
Leon Watkins runs a community helpline in South Central LA, where anyone in need of help is welcome. One of his most frequent visitors is local gang leader, John Wesley Hunter, otherwise known as “Joker” to the streets. After a day of hustling and almost losing his life in a shoot-out, Joker goes to the one place where he knows he can get help. All in a typical day’s work for Leon until an unlikely woman shows up insisting on aiding him in his fight for his community. This unlikely team defies social constructs by working together to actively fight oppression and gain nation-wide recognition for a hidden reality of many. Along their way they experience the deep-seeded hatred that has plagued America, great love, and tragedy as they leave behind a legacy.
On Election Day, 115 women of color will be on the ballot for House seats — a record for American politics. Deborah Roberts spoke with 8 of those women across the aisle in a roundtable discussion.
For the first time in history, Latinos will be the largest minority racial or ethnic group in the electorate, with 32 million eligible voters. This special takes an in-depth look into two important issues disproportionately affecting Latinos, COVID-19 and the nation’s racial reckoning, and examines what is at stake during this election.
Kristine and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson had an amazing life with their two daughters. But when Richard tragically passes away, Kristine is knocked off balance. Comfortable with living in Richard’s shadow, she is now forced to navigate the unchartered territory of becoming a single mom while dealing with pressure to become the new face and voice of the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” brand. Looking deep inside herself, Kristine comes to understand the true essence of emotional authenticity and not sweating the small stuff, which leads to the resilience and confidence needed to carry on the legacy of the beloved brand.
When talented botanist Violet needs help preparing flower arrangements for a high-profile wedding, she calls upon Jack, a handsome nature photographer who has taken over responsibility for his grandfather’s flower shed. As they discover that they share an interest in the mysterious and elusive Youtan flower, can they ensure the wedding is a success while allowing their mutual passion for discovery and adventure to bloom once again, and find love in the process?
In Africa, two occidentals, a man and a woman, with totaly different minds, are obliged to make a long trip together in a cab.
In Evanstown, a suburb of Chicago, Romanos & Juliatos, two pizza places, have competed for the town’s business for years. When both restaurants hand over the reins to the next generation—Riley and Sarah —after Pizza Den, a new pizza chain moves into town, the new bosses struggle to continue the rivalry after they begin to fall for one another.
The story of the life and career of boxer Sonny Liston, who rose from being a violent street enforcer for an organized crime ring to become the heavyweight champion of the world.