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Downton Abbey Dish #4

Deborah Gilbert | October 6, 2012
Downton Abbey Dish #4

As the temperatures in the Baked Apple near 100 degrees and my air conditioner is broken, I ponder how the residents of Downton Abbey might have handled this heat. They didn’t have air conditioners. (Imagine what the Dowager would have …

Downton Abbey Dish #3

Deborah Gilbert | October 6, 2012
Downton Abbey Dish #3

We have all watched those sumptuous dinner scenes in Downton Abbey, but how many of you have wondered what it would be like to step through the looking glass and join them at the dinner table? And which character specifically …

Downton Abbey Dish #2

Brian Santalone | October 6, 2012
Downton Abbey Dish #2

How are you Downtonians enjoying the rerun of Season Two of Downton Abbey? It’s a great way to start the season, isn’t it? It doesn’t matter that I’ve already seen it and I know what’s going to happen. I still …

Downton Abbey Dish #1

Deborah Gilbert | October 5, 2012
Downton Abbey Dish #1

It’s been a couple of months since Matthew finally popped the question to Lady Mary and the television screen, and our world as we knew it, went dark – so I thought it was time to check back in with all you Downtonians out …

A History and Overview of Black-Identity Public Affairs TV

THIRTEEN Staff | February 28, 2009
A History and Overview of Black-Identity Public Affairs TV

Black public affairs television began in the late sixties as African-Americans took control of the streets — and the airwaves. After decades of unfair representation in the media, a new generation of African-American producers, writers, and editors brought their news …

List of Black-Produced TV Shows Nationwide, from 1968-on

THIRTEEN Staff | February 27, 2009
List of Black-Produced TV Shows Nationwide, from 1968-on

Public TV programs like Soul!, Say Brother and Black Journal were only a few of the shows by, about, and for black America. Here’s a more comprehensive list of local, national, and award-winning black community television from the past forty …

Harry Belafonte on Inside Bed-Stuy, 1968

THIRTEEN Staff | February 24, 2009
Harry Belafonte on Inside Bed-Stuy, 1968

Harry Belafonte Interview (11:33) https://podcasts.wnet.org/wnetupnext/3747.mp4 In this 1968 segment, singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte talks to the Bed-Stuy community in a local Brooklyn park, and takes a Q&A from Bed-Stuy residents. Belafonte had always been active in civil rights–Five years before this …

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