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Aretha! Queen of Soul
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Season 2019
Episode 223
July 17, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
PBS NewsHour

Aretha! Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, whose vocal power and songwriting vision defined a musical era and earned her the title "Queen of Soul," died this week at 76. Her iconic hit songs like "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" resonated with millions at a time when America's civil rights movement was taking hold. Hari Sreenivasan anchors this PBS special on her journey and the legacy she leaves for future generations.

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