Pioneers of Television

Breaking Barriers

  • Season 4
  • , Episode 3  | 
  • Aired: 4/29/2014
    • Length: 53:11
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

This episode traces the story of people of color on American television including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from I Love Lucy with Desi Arnaz to Miami Vice with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei, who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp.

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