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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 …

Debut Episode of Black Journal, 1968

THIRTEEN Staff | February 21, 2009
Debut Episode of Black Journal, 1968

Running time: approximately 1 hour. The Origin of Black Journal From AL Perlmutter, the series’ first executive producer: July 17, 1967 – Riots in Newark were sparked by the arrest and alleged abuse by police of a black cab driver. …

Black Journal in 1969

THIRTEEN Staff | February 20, 2009
Black Journal in 1969

This episode of “Black Journal,” one of the earliest black-produced newsmagazines on television, features: * A profile of L.A. grassroots empowerment organization Operation Bootstrap, including one of their components, a factory that produces black dolls and babydolls. * A skit …

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