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Equal Time
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Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement explores the crucial role of network television in reconfiguring new attitudes in race relations during the civil rights movement. Due to widespread coverage, the civil rights revolution quickly became the United States' first televised major domestic news story. This important medium unmistakably influenced the ongoing movement for African American empowerment, desegregation, and equality._x000B__x000B_Aniko Bodroghkozy brings to the foreground network news treatment of now-famous civil rights events including the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, integration riots at the University of Mississippi, and the March on Washington, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. She also examines the most high-profile and controversial television series of the era to feature African American actors--East Side/West Side, Julia, and Good Times--to reveal how entertainment programmers sought to represent a rapidly shifting consensus on what "blackness" and "whiteness" meant and how they now fit together.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. Propaganda Tool for Racial Progress?
  2. pp. 17-38
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  1. Network News in the Civil Rights Era
  2. pp. 39-40
  1. 2. The Chosen Instrument of the Revolution?
  2. pp. 41-60
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  1. 3. Fighting for Equal Time: Segregationists vs. Integrationists
  2. pp. 61-88
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  1. 4. The March on Washington and a Peek into Racial Utopia
  2. pp. 89-114
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  1. 5. Selma in the “Glaring Light of Television”
  2. pp. 115-152
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  1. Civil Rights in Prime-Time Entertainment
  2. pp. 153-154
  1. 6. Bringing “Urgent Issues” to the Vast Wasteland: East Side/West Side
  2. pp. 155-179
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  1. 7. Is This What You Mean by Color TV? Julia
  2. pp. 180-202
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  1. 8. Prime Time, Good Times
  2. pp. 203-224
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  1. Epilogue: The Return of Civil Rights Television: The Obama Victory
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 231-252
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 253-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-266
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  1. back cover
  2. pp. 282-282
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