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Discover how television has reflected the African American experience in this retrospective of the medium's first half-century. Actors, writers and historians discuss the image of black America on television from Amos and Andy to the present day. The interviews accompany clips from groundbreaking shows and performances by entertainment pioneers that create a timeline of the portrayal of African Americans throughout TV history.

  1. Ruth Adkins Robinson

    Writer

  2. Michiko Byers

    Writer

  3. Brandon Christopher

    Writer

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  1. Muhammed Ali

    Muhammed Ali

  2. Jonelle Allen

    Jonelle Allen

  3. John Amos

    John Amos

  4. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

    Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

  5. Desi Arnaz

    Desi Arnaz

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TV in Black: The First Fifty Years

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  • January 1, 2004
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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