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Black Power TV: Early Black Public Affairs Television

Black Public Affairs Programs and Streaming Clips

Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant
Local prgoram broadcast by WNEW public television in New York City from 1968-1970.


Black Journal/Tony Brown's Journal
Program with national coverage first broadcast by National Educational Television in New York City.


Say Brother
Local program broadcast by WGBH public television in Boston from 1968 forward.


Soul!
Ran from 1968-1974 on WNDT Public Television in New Jersey.  It reached a national audience.


Black, Blue, Black (from the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive)
Maya Angelou wrote and directed this 1968 series broadcast on KQED public television in San Francisco.


Our People
"Televised weekly forum for black issues...for, by and about, black Chicagoans," running 1968-1972 on WTTW.


Colored People's Time/Detroit Black Journal/American Black Journal
Detroit public TV station WTVS broadcast this news show focused on local community building beginning in 1968.


List of Black-Produced TV Shows Nationwide, 1968-

Leroi Jones Young Spirit House Movers and Players on Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant

George Clinton and the Parliaments on Say Brother, 1969

Debut Episode of Black Journal, 1968