Elvis Mitchell has hosted “The Treatment,” with its inside look at the creators of popular culture, since KCRW first aired the program in April of 1996. Mitchell served as the film critic at the New York Times from January 2000 until May of 2005. In October 2002, he gave the prestigious Alain Locke lectures on African American culture at Harvard University, and subsequently, has been a visiting lecturer at Har- vard in Visual and Environmental Studies, and in African American Studies. The former entertainment critic for NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” Mitchell has also been film critic at the Fort Worth Star Telegram, where he received the 1999 AASFE award for criticism, the LA Weekly and the Detroit Free Press. He has been editor-at-large at Spin magazine and is special correspondent for Interview magazine. He also hosts the TCM interview program “Under the Influence.” A WGA Award nominee for his work on “The AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: Sidney Poitier,” he produced and co-created the NAACP Image Award winning “The Black List, Volume One” a documentary focusing on achievement in the African American community that HBO acquired and ran after the film’s debut at the 2008 Sundance Film Fes- tival (where Mitchell has twice served on the Dramatic Competition Jury). “Black List Volume Two” was carried by HBO in February 2009, and the final installment had its premiere February 2010. In the sum- mer of 2011, he was appointed as curator of LACMA ‘s new film series, Film Independent at LACMA.