PBS’ ‘American Masters’ to profile Alice Walker



PASADENA, Calif. — PBS will commemorate Black History Month with shows including a profile of “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker.

Oregon Public Broadcasting will air the program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the “American Masters” series.

Other PBS shows marking Black History Month in February include”Spies of Mississippi,” which will air from 11 to 11:59 p.m. Monday on the “Independent Lens” program on OPB.

To mark Black History Month online, PBS.org will offer “Behind the Lens,” about photographer Eunique Jones Gibson’s portrayals of prominent African-Americans as youngsters.