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TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 20 January 2004
The black image on television changed American culture. This two-hour program includes rare footage, memorabilia, photographs and exclusive interviews from the actors/writers/producers whose personal journeys created television history.
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Credited cast:
Muhammad Ali ... Self (archive footage)
Jonelle Allen ... Self
John Amos ... (archive footage)
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Self (archive footage)
Desi Arnaz ... (archive footage)
Obba Babatundé ... Self
Pearl Bailey ... Self (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... (archive footage)
Harry Belafonte ... Self (archive footage)
Patricia Belcher ... Self
Willie Best ... Self (archive footage)
Cindy Birdsong ... Self (archive footage)
Yvette Lee Bowser Yvette Lee Bowser ... Self
Todd Boyd ... Self
Georg Stanford Brown ... Self (archive footage)
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In this extraordinary show the uniquely Black perspective inside the History of Television is explored and celebrated. From Comedy to Politics to Drama, the role Race plays is unflinchingly probed. Orginal programs and personalities are revealed and remembered. More than forty interviews, original footage and rarely seen photos tell the story-from Amos & Andy to Bernie Mac and everything in between in - TV in Black. Written by Anonymous

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References The Richard Pryor Show (1977) See more »

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Revealing Piece
2 July 2020 | by Jazzie-tooSee all my reviews

Wonderful piece of Black history in entertainment--radio & TV. I remember many of these shows on the radio. It also reminded me of so much I'd forgotten and certainly underlying perspectives I had never thought of. I only wish they would have used captions to identify every person speaking and every movie clip. I definitely want to go back and revisited Beulah Show and Louise Waters movies. Thank you so much for this piece!


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English

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20 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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