When Dick Clark debuts a rival show, Don enlists the help of a renowned activist to take him down. JT makes a deal with the CRIPS in order to protect his family. Tessa auditions for a dance troupe and has a run-in with her past.
Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario, Don Cornelius, this is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970's. How they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of Soul Train - "the hippest trip in America" and one of the most predominant television shows responsible for the way African-American culture was perceived by the world.
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