Harris Faulkner will kick off her annual Black History Month series on Friday morning, taking an in-depth and unique look at some of the most inspiring people in the black community.

In years past, Harris has brought us some amazing profiles, including of Gabby Douglas, boxer Claressa Shields, ad industry pioneer Roy Eaton, and many more.

It all starts with legendary preacher T.D. Jakes. Insider caught up with Harris and here's what she had to say about the memorable meeting... 


Three things can make an ordinary day seems extra special: My mom’s homemade Strawberry Shortcake, a day at the beach with my little girls… or an open-ended conversation with the pulpit rock star, Bishop T.D. Jakes!

Jakes is known for dropping some serious spiritual knowledge. And, I experienced it first hand, on a chilly day this winter when we sat down for a one-on-one. Everything was on the table… the history of where his preaching style came from; revelations about how he handled an unexpected family challenge; and what Bishop Jakes does when he’s not preaching.

Thinking back to years ago when I was anchoring the evening news in Kansas City, Missouri and first spotted Jakes delivering a TV Sermon, the idea that we could talk so openly, is really amazing.  He’s one of the most prominent Blacks in America. But, he made a big point to tell me, it’s not about the fame or legacy. Bishop Jakes says he was put on this earth for one reason—you’ll have to watch to find out more during our network’s celebration of Black History Month. 

All this month of February, I’ll join the Fox & Friends team, every Friday at 8:20 a.m. bringing you the stories that reflect our journey together as Americans. It's brought to you by the Ailes Apprentice Program, which was named for our Chairman Roger Ailes, who is creating dreams for so many of us who come from every walk of life.

Don’t miss my interview with the Bishop T.D. Jakes, tomorrow!