From Amos ’n’ Andy to Nat King Cole, from Roots to The Cosby Show, black people have played many roles on primetime television. Brilliantly weaving clips from classic TV shows with commentary from TV producers, black actors and scholars, Marlon Riggs blends humor, insight, and thoughtful analysis to explore the evolution of black/white relations as reflected by America’s favorite addiction.
Actor: Steven Bochco, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Hal Kanter
Director: Marlon Riggs
Country: United States
Duration: 86 min