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Forgotten TV ep 36-An Overview of Black TV History 1939-1980

August 1, 2020

From the early representations in experimental broadcasts to the contributions of the Dumont Network; to the thin appearances on 1950s TV; to the integration and beginnings of equality in the 1960s; to the sometimes controversial sitcoms of the 1970s; and the foundation of BET in 1980, this podcast presents an overview of Black TV history.

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0-1:09:40 Background/1939-1959
1:09:40-1:47:05 1960s
1:47:05-end 1970s and conclusion

 

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Primetime Blues by Donald Bogle
Encyclopedia of Television edited by Horace Newcomb
Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals by Julia Lee

 

The music track Astray by Alec Slayne is used under license from Epidemic Sound.

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