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Community Hall of Fame 2008

March 26, 2009
Community Hall of Fame 2008

The Community Advisory Boards of Thirteen/WNET New York and WLIW21 inducted 11 community organizations into its COMMUNITY HALL OF FAME in a July 9, 2008 ceremony at the Thirteen/WNET studio in Manhattan. The stations’ Community Advisory Boards have instituted the …

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)   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 …

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 …

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