MacDonald, Blacks and White TV (both chapters combined here)


How does MacDonald characterize the place of African Americans in Hollywood in early 60s?
What factors explain why producers and networks changed little?

Where else did TV fall short on race and African Americans?

What explains the change in TV regarding black actors and shows in latter 60s?
Why was I Spy so significant?

Why was success of a black actor or actress complicated?

Why was Julia so controversial?

How did Julia compare to the Bill Cosby Show?

What was the problem with shows that feature Africa as location like Tarzan or Daktari?

What made the Otis Young’s role in the The Outcasts different?