Meeting Mandela (July 2003)
A special programme produced in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 85th birthday, celebrating his life and moral leadership. Offering viewers a historical look at Mr. Mandela’s life, the special also profiles four young people from diverse backgrounds, who traveled to Johannesburg to meet Mr. Mandela and discuss topical issues such as HIV/AIDS, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the fight for democracy in Burma.
Hosted by Beyoncé Knowles, Meeting Mandela showcases not only the impact Nelson Mandela has on our world, it also provides inspiration for future generations to raise their voices and become actively involved in the issues they care. In 2008 the program has been updated and introduced by Kelly Rowland to honor Mandela 90th birthday.