Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television
Ethel Waters. Juano Hernandez. Frank Silvera. Eddie (“Rochester”) Anderson. James Edwards. Lillian Randolph. James McEachin. Madge Sinclair.
These are just some of the names that populate Donald Bogle's masterful chronicle of the five decades of African-Americans on the small screen. The book covers the humble beginnings (Ethel Waters in an experimental 1939 broadcast and the controversial “Amos and Andy” from the early 50's) to the current fare of...
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