“America’s Ethnic Skin: An Al Roker Health Special,” originally aired on NBC television stations on Saturday, May 24, 2008. Narrated and hosted by Al Roker, the first-of-its kind documentary addresses the unique needs, challenges and issues facing women and men with darker skin tones. “America’s Ethnic Skin” was produced by Al Roker Entertainment, in collaboration with the Women’s Dermatologic Society Foundation, made possible by an educational outreach grant from AMBI ® Skincare / Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
Al Roker comments, “This program provides rich stories about the changing face of America and how we are moving toward a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique skin issues affecting our nation’s diverse people.”
Rising young star Keke Palmer of Akeelah and the Bee fame, and Detroit newscaster Lee Thomas tell their personal stories, along with an array of people from different ethnic backgrounds share their skin struggles and solutions. A range of dermatologists and experts in the field of ethnic skin of color, all members of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, explain the best practices for the proper care and treatment of the skin in our ethnically diverse culture.