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Detroit’s Colored People’s Time, or CPT

THIRTEEN Staff | February 10, 2009
Detroit’s Colored People’s Time, or CPT

Starting in 1968, Detroit public TV station WTVS produced an African-American news and public affairs show called Colored People’s Time, abbreviated as CPT. The show’s original mission was to build more community involvement among Detroit’s largely African-American urban population. CPT …

SOUL!: Who Was On the Show

THIRTEEN Staff | February 7, 2009
SOUL!: Who Was On the Show

SOUL! episode descriptions from 1968 to 1973, plus further reading about the ground-breaking Black variety show on public media.

Petey Greene’s Washington

THIRTEEN Staff | February 5, 2009
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 read more about Greene. Larger than life, ex-convict Petey Greene burst onto the …

Black Omnibus, hosted by James Earl Jones

THIRTEEN Staff | February 4, 2009
Black Omnibus, hosted by James Earl Jones

In between his Oscar-nominated role as Jack Jefferson in The Great White Hope, and as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars, James Earl Jones hosted a 1973 television series called Black Omnibus. Combining both interview and performance segments, …

SOUL!: 1968 Show Announcement

THIRTEEN Staff | February 4, 2009
SOUL!: 1968 Show Announcement

This Notice originally appeared in the September 1968 NET Program Guide, announcing the show: On Thursday, September 12, at 9:00 PM, Channel 13 presents the first in a series of 39 one-hour programs entitled SOUL!, devoted entirely to and aimed …

Interview: Director Stan Lathan

THIRTEEN Staff | February 3, 2009
A Black man with beard seen in profile. He wears long sleeve button-down work shirt over a dark t-shirt.

Stan Lathan started his career with Say Brother at WGBH Boston. In 1969 he moved to New York where his WNET projects included SOUL!, Black Journal, and Sesame Street.

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