Black TV Watch: Was Tracy Morgan Tracking Hurricane Sandy?

Howard Stern and Tracy Morgan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Howard Stern and Tracy Morgan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

(The Root) — Last night you could've watched where race met sports, where sports met injury and where Tracy Morgan met Hurricane Sandy. 


The Ghosts of Ole Miss (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET; ESPN)

"I am so proud of nigras who are proud of being nigras. They are what God made them." —White Mississippi woman

Highlights: Ole Miss' 1962 football team is legendary. And so is the school's history of racism. It is notorious for the reaction from students, locals and administrators to James Meredith, the first black man to enroll at the university. This ESPN documentary follows the Rebels the year that the school erupted in violence over its desegregation. Was there a relationship between the turmoil on campus and an extraordinary season? You be the judge. 

Keyshia & Daniel: Family First (Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET; BET)

"Put on the little coat with the butt out. Just make sure when I go to sleep they keep my butt closed." —Daniel 

Highlights: Last week Daniel hurt himself going up for a layup. This week he's got to go into surgery and Keyshia's by his side the whole time — dressed just like a piece of Bubblicious. Really, though, Keyshia is down for her man. She even sings a song and says a prayer before he goes under the knife. Too sweet. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Tuesday, 12 a.m. ET; ABC)

"I had to know where Sandy was because I was building an ark. I'm loading up God's creatures now. I got two cousins on there. Pancake and Cookie D. waiting on me." —Tracy Morgan 


Highlights: All week, Jimmy Kimmel is back in Brooklyn, N.Y., and what better guest than the borough's own Tracy Morgan? The funny man is tracking Sandy, he's hosting ratchet relatives at his home, and he's getting married. Yes, really, he's getting married. Plus, check out Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing "He Said I Can."

Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.

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