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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…

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.

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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