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Terrence Howard in Heartbreaking Video for PBS ‘Cancer’ Series (Watch)

terrence howard and mom
Terrence Howard and his mom

*Before he goes from Lucious Lyon to Sheriff Arnold Pope in Fox’s “Wayward Pines” this spring, viewers will see Terrence Howard in a very different light as part of the lead-up to PBS’ six hour series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”

The Ken Burns-produced documentary is premiering tonight at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center and will air on PBS stations from March 30 through April 1.

Actor Edward Herrmann, who died of brain cancer on Dec. 31, 2014 (six weeks after completing the film) narrates the series, based on the book of the same name by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Director Barak Goodman leaves no stone unturned in documenting the history, science, politics, and culture of the disease that has touched so many lives.

Terrence Howard's mom
Terrence Howard’s mom

Howard appears in one of several vignettes produced apart from the series by Red Glass Pictures and commissioned by Burns to air on PBS in the weeks before the broadcast.

In the video, the Academy Award nominee talks about his emotions surrounding the death of his mom from colon cancer at age 50.

Watch below:

Asked if Howard’s renewed popularity through “Empire” played a role in recruiting him for the vignette, Ken Burns said the videos were filmed about a year ago – before Lucious Lyon existed on screen. “So it was not in anticipation of ‘Empire’ but in anticipation –  as in every choice that we’ve made – of a good story, well told and honorably told.”

Burns talks more about the vignettes, including Howard’s, below:

Watch the trailer for “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” below:

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