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May 7, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
NBC Chicago correspondent James Makawa stunned network officials Tuesday by signing up for the government's new amnesty program as an illegal immigrant. Makawa fled Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1977, came to this country as a student and overstayed his visa, a violation of the law, he said Wednesday during an interview on NBC's "Today" show. Makawa expressed relief at signing up for the program: "You constantly lived in fear from day to day.
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July 24, 2005 | VICTORIA CLAYTON ALEXANDER
Get ready to program Africa into your TV remote. If James Makawa and his partners at the North Hollywood-based Africa Channel have their way, your cable menu soon will include round-the-clock programming centered on Africa and Africans. With Jacob Arback, a former vice president of DirecTV International, and Richard Hammer, a former executive with Columbia Pictures Television, Makawa, a native of Zimbabwe, hopes to show audiences facets of Africa not frequently seen in mainstream media reports.
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