The Real Malcolm X - An Intimate Portrait Of The Man

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The life of Malcolm X - in his own words and those of the people who knew him best.

Twenty-five years after his assassination, Malcolm X provokes controversy as never before. Now, CBS News examines the facts of his extraordinary life to find the man behind the myth. See and hear Malcolm X in exclusive, never-before-shown footage and excerpts from some of his most important speeches. Discover him through the words of those who knew him best, including his widow, Betty Shabazz, Quincy Jones, Dick Gregory, Andrew Young and Lionel Hampton. Listen to contemporary artists like Public Enemy and Malcolm Jamal Warner discuss his legacy in the Black community today.

Hosted by Dan Rather, this riveting, fact-filled odyssey traces the life and times of perhaps the most charismatic and energetic leader of the civil rights movement.

A Production of CBS News
Exec. Producer - Andrew Lack
Producer - Brett Alexander