History Worth Celebrating
- Syndies in latenight scramble. Hontz, Jenny // Variety;8/19/96, Vol. 364 Issue 3, p25
Reports on television syndicators' efforts to develop latenight talk shows with African-American hosts that aim to fill the void created by `The Arsenio Hall Show' program's going off the air. Factors that make it difficult to create a new latenight talk show.
- Black History spec at TV Land. Martin, Denise // Daily Variety;10/5/2005, Vol. 289 Issue 3, p4
Reports on the plan of cable television network TV Land to produce a three-part program in celebration of the influence of notable African-Americans to the entertainment industry in the U.S.
- Must-See TV. Bartlett, Bridgette // Essence (Time Inc.);Oct2007, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p84
An interview with radio personality and author Michael Baisden is presented. He offers information on the roundtable discussion that will take place at his TV One show entitled "Baisden After Dark" which premieres on October 7, 2007. He believes that now is the right time for a thought-provoking...
- BBC defends 'EastEnders' Clarke, Steve // Daily Variety;3/4/2009, Vol. 302 Issue 43, p7
The article reports that British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) has defended its flagship television drama "EastEnders" after it has received 239 complaints about the episode on February 24, 2009 that starred an all-black cast for the first time in London, England. Complaints about the program were...
- FAREWELL, SOUL FOOD. Carter, Kelley Louise // Essence (Time Inc.);Jun2004, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p130
Reports on the closure of the Black television show "Soul Food" on May 26, 2004. Theme of the show; Reason for the show's longevity; Expectation of Salim Akil, executive producer of the show, from Hollywood after the show was cancelled.
- The Portrayal of Racial Minorities on Prime Time Television: A Replication of the Mastro and Greenberg Study a Decade Later. Monk-Turner, Elizabeth; Heiserman, Mary; Johnson, Crystle; Cotton, Vanity; Jackson, Manny // Studies in Popular Culture;Spring2010, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p101
The article focuses on the significance of racial minorities characterized in prime time television (TV) in the U.S. This replicates the study exploring the depiction and representation of Caucasian, Latino, and African American characters on TV. The study shows that racial representation of TV...
- The Awful Past. Downey, Kevin // Broadcasting & Cable;2/7/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p24
Provides information on the documentary TV program "Slavery and the Making of America," by PBS. Schedule of the airing of the program; Presentation of the documentary; Aim of PBS in making the documentary; Reason for describing the program as a double-edged sword.
- At Press Time. // Electronic Media;10/11/99, Vol. 18 Issue 41, p1
Reports on developments in digital media in the United States as of October 11, 1999. Debut of `Wasteland' television program on ABC; Percentage of African American staff writers on network television; Sony Corp. and Liberty Media Group's search for partner in Telemundo; Sentence given to...
- 'Street Life' Makes Prime Time. Conniff, Ruth // Progressive;Aug91, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p14
This article reports on the debut of the television show Street Life, a news program produced and anchored by African Americans. On July 9, 1991, nine in the evening, the show will be aired on Chicago's public television station. Public Broadcasting System stations around the U.S. will pick up...