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Watch: 'The Root 100' Show Marathon on ASPiRE

Melissa Harris-Perry (Screenshot from The Root 100)
Melissa Harris-Perry (Screenshot from The Root 100)

(The Root) — If you missed hearing the gems of advice and information from The Root 100 class of 2012 during our recent gala event, the ASPiRE network is giving you a chance to get to know some of this year's honorees this weekend on its The Root 100 program.

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On Friday (check your local listings), in an episode centered on empowered artists, viewers will be introduced to three honorees who have used their know-how to be change agents. On Saturday the network is scheduled to air a marathon of four hourlong episodes starting at 4 p.m. ET, all hosted by CNN anchor and past The Root 100 honoree Suzanne Malveaux.

In an episode about advocates, The Root's Omar Wasow interviews MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous and actress Gabrielle Union. Following that show, Wasow chats with MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall; the Kennedy Center's new artistic director for jazz, Jason Moran; and actor-activist Hill Harper in an episode focused on entertainment.

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Check out the sneak peek below. And for more information about ASPiRE and The Root 100 show, please visit here.

Previous recommendation: Watch: Discovery Channel's Take on Africa.

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