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Analyzes the evolution of television's earlier, unflattering portrayal of blacks from 1948 until 1988, when they are depicted as prosperous and as having achieved the American dream, a portrayal that is inconsistent with reality. Black... See more »

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Marlon Riggs ... (as Marlon T. Riggs)

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Marlon Riggs ... () (as Marlon T. Riggs)

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Vivian Kleiman ... producer
Marlon Riggs ... producer (as Marlon T. Riggs)
Anna Vega ... associate producer

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Mary Watkins

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Rick Butler
Robert Shepard

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Deborah Hoffmann

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John Grybowski ... footage researcher
Vivian Kleiman ... Research Director / footage researcher
Kenn Rabin ... footage researcher
Anna Vega ... footage researcher

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Analyzes the evolution of television's earlier, unflattering portrayal of blacks from 1948 until 1988, when they are depicted as prosperous and as having achieved the American dream, a portrayal that is inconsistent with reality. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco, and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting the programs "Beulah," "The Nat King Cole Show," "Julia," "I Spy," "Good Times," and "Roots," viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into non-controversial series. Written by Fiona Kelleghan

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  • Color Adjustment: Blacks in Prime Time (United States)
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  • 86 min
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