By Kristal Brent Zook
delivering a desirable exam of the explosion of black tv programming within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, this publication presents, for the 1st time ever, an interpretation of black television established in either journalism and demanding conception. finding a chronic black nationalist desire--a longing for domestic and community--in the exhibits produced by means of and for African-Americans during this interval, Kristal Brent Zook indicates how the Fox hip-hop sitcom either bolstered and rebelled opposed to prior black sitcoms from the sixties and seventies. Incorporating interviews with such favourite executives, manufacturers, and stars as Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sinbad, Quincy Jones, Robert Townsend, Charles Dutton, Yvette Lee Bowser, and Ralph Farquhar, this learn appears at either creation and reception between African-American audience, supplying nuanced readings of the exhibits themselves in addition to the sociopolitical contexts during which they emerged.
whereas black television in this interval could appear trivial or buffoonish to a couple, Color via Fox unearths its deep-rooted ties to African-American protest literature and autobiography, and a wish for social transformation.
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Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television (W.E.B. Du Bois Institute) by Kristal Brent Zook