One of the saddest stories in the news this week is the untimely death of “Soul Train” host and creator Don Cornelius. What a shock it was to hear that a man who was loved by so many people … appeared to have taken his own life. With his smooth voice, he brought Black music and culture into America’s living rooms at a time when you couldn’t see it anywhere else. He introduced us to artists we only heard on Black radio. And who who could forget the famous “Soul Train” line that taught us to dance?
Don Jackson, founder and CEO of Central City Productions and former “Soul Train” producer; radio and TV personality Donnie Simpson; and entertainment journalist Jawn Murray joined Roland Martin on Washington Watch to to talk about the legacy of Don Cornelius.