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Revolution Televised Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power

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ISBN-10: 0816644322

ISBN-13: 9780816644322

Edition: 2005

Authors: Christine Acham

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After a decadelong hiatus, African Americans once again began appearing regularly on television in the 1960s. Bill Cosby costarred on I Spy, Sammy Davis Jr. briefly hosted a variety show, and in 1968 Diahann Carroll debuted in the title role of Julia, the first television series to star an African American since the cancellation of "Amos 'n' Andy. Over the next ten years, shows with African American casts became more common; some, like "Sanford and Son and "Good Times, were hits with both black and white audiences. Yet many within the black community criticize these programs as perpetuating demeaning stereotypes and hampering the political progress made by African Americans. In "Revolution…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Reading the Roots of Resistance Television of the Black Revolution
Was the Revolution Televised? Network News and Black Journal
What You See Is What You Get Soul Train and The Flip Wilson Show
This Ain't No Junk Sanford and Son and African American Humor
Respect Yourself! Black Women and Power in Julia and Good Times
That Nigger's Crazy The Rise and Demise of The Richard Pryor Show
Conclusion: Movin' On Up Contemporary Television as a Site of Resistance