Historical Dictionary of African American Television

Historical Dictionary of African American Television

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From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume has all different genresa€”animation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety showsa€”and performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations. This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including: chronology introductory essay appendixes bibliography over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists entries on series, specials and movies relevant to African American themes and African American casts This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of African-Americans and their impact on television.AINa#39;T MISBEHAVINa#39; a€c 21 Scandal; Queen Latifaha#39;s Single Ladies on music channel VH1; and BETa#39;s Leta#39;s Stay Together led such offerings. Meanwhile, BET, long the leader among black audiences, saw true competition in programming from the OWN, WEtv, and basic cablea#39;s TBS, home to a stable of shows ... Sharon Lawrence, Cicely Tyson, Lisa Nicole Carson, and Tom Skerritt were key cast members.

Title:Historical Dictionary of African American Television
Author:Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-10-03


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