Petey Greene’s Washington

THIRTEEN Staff | February 5, 2009

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 airwaves in the 1960s with raw and uncensored radio and TV shows on racism, poverty, sexuality and drug abuse, awakening Washington, D.C.’s African American community to the power of “telling it like it is.”

‘Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene’ chronicles the life and times of America’s first shock jock, a man who spoke the truth to people in power and influenced a new generation of broadcast personalities.

Also see clips from Greene’s original tv program, below.

Petey’s Interpretation of Black History:

Petey on How to Eat Watermelon, Fried Chicken, etc…:

Early in his career, shock jock Howard Stern made an appearance on Greene’s program. In blackface. The producers of ‘Adjust Your Color’ have uploaded some of the more controversial moments from that program. Watch clips.

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