"TED Talks Education" will air Tuesday, April 16, the same night PBS will air the film "The Central Park Five," about five young men falsely accused in an attack on a jogger in 1989.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Gates, author and educator Robinson, and social activist and educator Canada will record the special on April 4 at the Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Friday, April 4. It will be produced by WNET and Ted Talks.
TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a nonprofit devoted to "ideas worth spreading." The group's TED Talks have become an online phenomenon thanks to their mix of data, video, humor and anecdotes to introduce innovative ideas.