Danielle Brooks portrays the Civil Rights Icon in the TV biopic
The Lifetime movie will follow the story of gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson.
'Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage' is a one-hour documentary premiering on the HISTORY channel February 10
The network parted ways with the longtime TV executive after claims of inappropriate and racist comments were substantiated.
“To say that she’s an abusive figure is an understatement,” a former ABC News employee reportedly said.
The morning show anchor celebrated 30 years at Disney earlier this week.
“I’ll be completely honest, I was like I don’t know if I want to do the interview or not,” she said.
"She’s just something so special," Roberts said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".