Broadcasting While Black

Celebrate Black History Month with THIRTEEN. Read about our 'Broadcasting While Black' web project, which covers the early years of black-produced public affairs and arts programs for television, from 1968-on.

Black Journal in 1969

It’s 1973. An impressively-dressed Ashford & Simpson launch into “Keep It Comin’,” a radiant soul song about the sustaining power of love. As she sings, Simpson raises her arm above her head, the gesture simultaneously a ...

Petey Greene’s Washington

Petey Greene, one of the strongest characters to ever grace the small screen, was profiled in ‘Adjust Your Color’ (streaming below). See clips of his program and ...