Ed Dwight on Becoming the First Black Astronaut That Almost Was

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On a very special holiday weigh in, Larry is joined by his daughter, Lauren Wilmore, to share how the lyrics of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” have changed over time. Later, Larry is joined by sculptor and former US Air Force test pilot Ed Dwight to discuss his journey to nearly becoming the first black astronaut in the 1960s (16:00), the racism that stopped him from making it to Space, and more.

Host: Larry Wilmore

Guests: Lauren Wilmore and Ed Dwight

125 episodes