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Breaking Barriers 

From PBS: This episode traces the story of people of color on American television -- including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll ("Julia") and Bill Cosby ("I ... See full summary »

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Steve Boettcher (as Steven J. Boettcher)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Bratt ... Narrator (voice)
Jimmie Walker ... Himself
Margaret Cho ... Herself
Diahann Carroll ... Herself
Bill Cosby ... Himself
Edward James Olmos ... Himself
George Takei ... Himself
Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself
Betty White ... Herself
Leslie Uggams ... Herself
John Amos ... Himself
Ben Vereen ... Himself
Georg Stanford Brown ... Himself
Bob Newhart ... Himself
Robert Culp ... Himself
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From PBS: This episode traces the story of people of color on American television -- including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll ("Julia") and Bill Cosby ("I Spy"). Latino landmarks range from "I Love Lucy" with Desi Arnaz to "Miami Vice" with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei ("Star Trek"), who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp. Written by Anonymous

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TV-PG
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Release Date:

29 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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