eBook Historical Dictionary of African-American Television, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0810859319
  • ISBN-13: 9780810859319
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 526 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released April 2007
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Overview

From Amos 'n' Andy and The Jeffersons to Family Matters and Chappelle's Show, this volume covers it all with entries on 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 book has hundreds of cross-referenced entries, from A to Z, in the dictionary and a list of acronyms with their corresponding definitions. The extensive chronology shows who did what and when and the introduction traces the often difficult circumstances African American performers faced compared to the more satisfactory present situation. Finally, the bibliography is useful to those readers who want to know more about specific topics or persons.

About the Author:
Kathleen Fearn-Banks, a tenured associate professor, joined the faculty of the School of Communications, University of Washington (Seattle) in 1990 after more than 25 years in the communications profession. In addition to being a feature writer at the Los Angeles Time and a news-writer, producer, and a reporter for a Los Angeles network affiliated television station, she also headed, for more than 20 years, nationwide publicity campaigns for NBC Television Network series, specials, and movies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aaron, Hank.
2: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem.
3: Abernathy, Donzaleigh.
4: About Us: The Dignity of Children (ABC, March 29, 1997).
5: Academy Award Ceremony (Annually, Various Networks).
6: Academy Award Songs (NBC, March 15, 1960).
7: Adventures of Muhammad Ali, the (NBC, 1977–1978).
8: Aesop's Fables (CBS, October 31, 1971).
9: AFI Salute to Sidney Poitier (NBC, April 4, 1992).
10: African-American Audiences.
11: African-American History Month.
12: Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery (PBS, October 1998).
13: After Shock: Earthquake in New York (CBS, November 14 and 16, 1999).
14: Ain't Misbehavin' (NBC, June 21, 1982).
15: Ajaye, Franklyn.
16: Aldridge, David.
17: Alexander, Erika.
18: Alexander, Flex.
19: Alexander, Khandi.
20: Alex Haley'S Queen (CBS, February 14, 16, and 18, 1993).
21: Ali: An American Hero (FOX, August 31, 2000).
22: Alice, Mary.
23: Ali, Muhammad.
24: Ali, Tatyana M..
25: All About the Andersons (WB, 2003).
26: Allen, Byron.
27: Allen, Debbie.
28: Allen, Jonelle.
29: Allen, Raymond.
30: Alley Cats Strike! (DIS, March 18, 2000).
31: All God's Children (ABC, April 28, 1980).
32: All in the Family (CBS, 1971–1992).
33: All of Us (UPN, 2003–).
34: All Star Jazz (NBC, December 30, 1957).
35: All Star Jazz (CBS, November 10, 1958).
36: All-Star Swing Festival (NBC, November 29, 1972).
37: All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (NBC, May 12, 1989).
38: Al Roker Investigates (CTV, 2003–).
39: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Steps Ahead (PBS, February 8, 1991).
40: Always Outnumbered (HBO, March 21, 1998).
41: Amazing Race, the (CBS, 2001–).
42: Ambushed (HBO, 1998).
43: Ambush Murders, the (CBS, January 5, 1982).
44: Amen (NBC, 1986–1991).
45: America Beyond the Color Line (PBS, February 2004).
46: American Bandstand (ABC, 1957–1987; SYN, 1987–1988).
47: American Bandstand's 50th … a Celebration (ABC, May 3, 2002).
48: American Idol (FOX, 2002–).
49: American Legacy (TV1, 2004).
50: American Masters: James Brown (PBS, October 29, 2004).
51: American Revolution of '63 (NBC, September 2, 1963).
52: American Tragedy (November 12-15, 2000).
53: America's Black Forum (SYN, 1977–).
54: America's Dream (HBO, February 24, 1995).
55: Amos, John.
56: Amos 'N' Andy (CBS, 1951–1953).
57: Amos 'N' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy (PBS, August 23, 1984).
58: Ananda Lewis Show, the (SYN, 2001–2002).
59: … and Beautiful I (SYN, September 1969).
60: … and Beautiful II (SYN, September 1970).
61: Anderson, Anthony.
62: Anderson, Carl, II.
63: Anderson, Eddie "Rochester.".
64: Anderson, Marian.
65: Andre Watts in Concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (PBS, August 10, 1983).
66: Andrews, Tina.
67: And Still I Rise: Maya Angelou (PBS, February 3, 1985).
68: Andy Williams and the NBC Kids (NBC, December 20, 1985).
69: Angelou, Maya.
70: Angry Voices of Watts, the (NBC, August 16, 1966).
71: Animation.
72: Anne Rice's "the Feast of All Saints" (SHO, November 11-12, 2001).
73: Anthology Series.
74: Anya's Bell (CBS, October 31, 1999).
75: A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom (PBS, 1996).
76: Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem (NBC, June 19, 2004).
77: Apollo Comedy Club, the (SYN, 1992–1995).
78: Apollo Theater Hall of Fame, the (NBC, August 4, 1993).
79: Apprentice, the (NBC, 2004–).
80: Aranha, Ray.
81: Aretha Franklin: Duets (FOX, May 9, 1993).
82: Aretha Franklin: Going Home (VH1, February 19, 1995).
83: Aretha Franklin: In Performance at the White House (PBS, October 12, 1994).
84: Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (PBS, August 22, 1988).
85: Armstrong, Louis.
86: Arnold, Tichina.
87: Arsenio Hall Show, the (FOX, 1989–1994).
88: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS, 1948–1958).
89: A-Team, the (NBC, 1983–1987).
90: Athletes' Biopics.
91: Atkins, Essence.
92: Atkins, Sharif.
93: Atlanta Child Murders, the (CBS, February 10-12, 1985).
94: Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, the (CBS, January 31, 1974).
95: Avery, James.
96: Avery, Margaret.
97: Babatunde, Obba.
98: Babilonia, Tai.
99: Baby I'm Back (CBS, 1978).
100: Backstairs at the White House (NBC, January and February 1979).
101: Badge of the Assassin (CBS, 1985).
102: Badu, Erykah.
103: Bailey, Pearl.
104: Baker, Shaun.
105: Banfield, Bever-Leigh.
106: Banks, Carol Tillery.
107: Banks, Tyra.
108: Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special, the (SYN, February 1968).
109: Barbershop (Showtime, 2005).
110: Barefoot in the Park (ABC, 1970–1971).
111: Barkley, Charles.
112: Barnes, Ernie.
113: Barney Miller (ABC, 1975–1982).
114: Barrino, Fantasia.
115: Barry, Tom.
116: Basie, Count.
117: Bassett, Angela.
118: Battered (NBC, September 6, 1978).
119: Battle, Hinton.
120: Battle, Kathleen.
121: Bayou Classic (NBC, Annually).
122: Beach, Michael.
123: Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (HBO, February 2004).
124: Beals, Jennifer.
125: Beard, Stymie.
126: Beauvais-Nilon, Garcelle.
127: Beavers, Louise.
128: Being Bobby Brown (Bravo, 2005).
129: Belafonte, Gina.
130: Belafonte, Harry.
131: Belafonte-Harper, Shari.
132: Belafonte, New York (CBS, November 20, 1960).
133: Belcon, Natalie.
134: Bellamy, Bill.
135: Bell, Darryl.
136: Benjamin, Paul.
137: Benny's Place (ABC, May 31, 1982).
138: Benson (ABC, 1979–1986).
139: Bentley, Lamont.
140: Ben Vereen … Comin' at YA (NBC, 1975).
141: Ben Vereen—His Roots.
142: Bernard, Ed.
143: Bernard, Jason.
144: Bernie Mac Show, the (FOX, 2001–).
145: Berry, Chuck.
146: Berry, Fred.
147: Berry, Halle.
148: Best on Record, the (NBC, May 18, 1965).
149: Best, Willie.
150: Bet Nightly News (BET, 2003–).
151: Bet Tonight with Tavis Smiley (BET, 1996–2001).
152: Between Brothers (FOX, 1997–1999).
153: Beulah (ABC, 1950–1953).
154: Bexley, Don.
155: Bias and the Media (ABC, 1968).
156: Big Band and All That Jazz, the (NBC, November 29, 1972).
157: Big House, the (ABC, 2004).
158: Bill Cosby Show, the (NBC, 1969–1971).
159: Bill Cosby's Specials.
160: Billings, Earl.
161: Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (CBS, September 19, 1977).
162: Bingham, Traci.
163: Biopics.
164: Biracial Characters.
165: Black and Blue (PBS, February 17, 1993).
166: Black Entertainment Television.
167: Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed (CBS, 1968).
168: Blackmon, Edafe.
169: Black or White (BET, FOX, MTV, VH1, November 16, 1991).
170: Black View of South Africa, a (CBS, 1970–1971).
171: Blacks in America: With All Deliberate Speed (CBS, July 24-25, 1979).
172: Blacque, Taurean.
173: Bledsoe, Tempestt.
174: Blige, Mary J..
175: Blues, the (PBS, September-October 2003).
176: Blues for a Junk Man (NBC, 1962).
177: Blues: In Performance at the White House, the (PBS, November 3, 1999).
178: Bobatoon, Star-Shemah.
179: Bobby McFerrin: Loosely Mozart, the New Innovators of Classical Music (PBS, December 10, 1996).
180: Bojangles (SHO, February 4, 2001).
181: Bond, James III.
182: Bonet, Lisa.
183: Bonnell, Vivian.
184: Book of David; the Cult Figure's Manifesto Starring David Alan Grier, the (COM, April 25, 2003).
185: Boston Public (FOX, 2001–2004).
186: Bowers, William.
187: Bowie, Phyllis C. G..
188: Boxing Matches on Television.
189: Boycott (HBO, February 24, 2001).