Did you know that The Lone Ranger was Black?
Did you know that legendary entertainer Josephine Baker was a Spy for the US Allies during World War II?
Did you know that African American Physicist and Mathematician Katherine Johnson Saved John Glenn’s Historic Space Flight?
Sony Pictures Television’s TIMELESS Celebrates Black History Month with Three Episodes Featuring These Untold Stories. Now Available on iTunes & NBC.com
(February 17, 2017) — Sony Pictures Television’s series, Timeless, airing currently Monday nights on NBC, features three episodes dealing with the never-before-told stories of three African Americans who played integral roles in American history and culture.
These stories of interest include:
- “Space Race” (EP 107) which follows the ground-breaking work done by African American physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson and her pivotal role in the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 space flight in 1962 and who is featured in the hit film, “Hidden Numbers.”
- “The Murder of Jesse James” (EP 111) that highlights the first Black US Marshall, Bass Reeves, who came to be known as “The Lone Ranger.”
- “The Lost Generation” (EP 113) about the legendary performer Josephine Baker who became a spy for The Allies during World War II.
Perfect for discussion and insight during Black History Month, these highly entertaining as well as educational episodes are available to view on NBC.com and for purchase on iTunes.
SNL’s Leslie Jones raves about the series in her Black History Month speech which can be viewed at:
Timeless premiered on NBC on October 3, 2016. It follows the adventures of Lucy Preston (a history professor played by Abigail Spencer), Rufus Carlin (a scientist played by Malcolm Barrett) and Wyatt Logan (a soldier played by Matt Lanter) as they attempt to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) from changing the course of American history through time travel. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke and also stars Paterson Joseph, Claudia Doumit and Sakina Jaffrey. Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan serve as writers and executive producers. John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman also executive produce. “Timeless” is produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises and MiddKid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television.
Contact: Tresa Sanders – 646 553 5203
JS Media Relations