Historical Dictionary of African American Television

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Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 3, 2014 - Performing Arts - 640 pages
From Amos 'n' Andy to The Jeffersons to Family Matters to Chappelle's Show, this volume has all different genres—animation, documentaries, sitcoms, sports, talk shows, and variety shows—and performers such as Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, Bill Cosby, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, information can be found on general issues ranging from African American audiences and stereotypes through the related networks and organizations.

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including:
  • chronology
  • introductory essay
  • appendixes
  • bibliography
  • over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists
  • entries on series, specials and movies relevant to African American themes and African American casts

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of African-Americans and their impact on television.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A
15
B
47
C
85
D
119
E
145
F
155
G
177
Q
367
R
369
S
407
T
455
U
481
V
487
W
497
X
533

H
201
I
223
J
233
K
249
L
259
M
281
N
323
O
331
P
345
Y
535
Z
537
Series Rankings and Ratings
539
African American Primetime Emmy Award Winners
543
Selected African American Executive Producers
553
Selected African American Directors
557
Bibliography
561
About the Authors
583
Copyright

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About the author (2014)

Kathleen Fearn-Banks is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. She joined the faculty after 21 years in network television public relations and additional experience in television news and newspaper feature writing.

Anne Burford-Johnson produced a PBS’s children’s series, as well as industrial and documentary films. She was also a development and program executive for network series.

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