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ABC7 presents special edition of "Heart and Soul"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

ABC 7's Hosea Sanders and Leah Hope will host HEART & SOUL, a series of specials that tap into Chicago's vibrant African American community Saturday, July 23th at 6:00 PM. Charles Thomas and Evelyn Holmes will also contribute to this edition of the program. An encore presentation of HEART & SOUL will air Sunday, July 24th at 2:30 PM on ABC 7.

First up, HEART & SOUL talks to Raymond Lambert, Producer of the documentary "Phunny Business: A Black Comedy" which profiles the popular "All Jokes Aside Comedy Club" that featured celebs Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and Dave Chappelle, and radio personalities, Chicagoans George Wilborn and Tony Sculfield, all of whom went on to achieve a great deal of success. HEART & SOUL takes a close up look at the rise and fall of Lambert's club and how it set the pace for the explosion of comedy that we now see on television.

Then, HEART & SOUL goes one-on-one with La Rue Martin, a native Chicagoan who grew up on the Southside and attended De La Salle Institute before being heralded as the NBA #1 draft pick in 1972. Despite his promise, Martin faced criticism, disappointment and unrealized dreams. Martin gives a real and inspirational account of how he got his life back into gear and is now in charge on his own court as an Executive with UPS.

Next, the "Heart to Heart" segment profiles Patricia Brown Holmes of Schiff Hardin, LLP, who as the new trustee of the Burr Oak Cemetery, has taken on the challenge of revamping and restoring the image of the cemetery, which was tarnished in a scandal.

Lastly, Heart & Soul takes a look at a few kids who are laying the foundation for a beautiful orchard that is most needed in Chicago's food deserts.

HEART & SOUL is featured on-demand at abc7chicago.com.

HEART & SOUL is produced by Rubye Wilson.

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