The Flip Wilson Show (TV Milestone)

When The Flip Wilson Show debuted on NBC in 1970, the major legislative victories of the civil rights movement had been won, but the broadcast airwaves were far from integrated A handful of shows featured black leading characters, but none had quite reached the top spot of the Nielsen ratings By 1971, however, Wilson s old fashioned comedy variety hour was a bonafide hitWhen The Flip Wilson Show debuted on NBC in 1970, the major legislative victories of the civil rights movement had been won, but the broadcast airwaves were far from integrated A handful of shows featured black leading characters, but none had quite reached the top spot of the Nielsen ratings By 1971, however, Wilson s old fashioned comedy variety hour was a bonafide hit, and in January 1972 Time magazine declared Wilson TV s First Black Superstar In this volume, Meghan Sutherland examines how The Flip Wilson Show succeeded in the volatile racial and economic milieu of the early 1970s and how its success shaped the prevailing codes of black performance and political discourse on television.
The Flip Wilson Show TV Milestone When The Flip Wilson Show debuted on NBC in the major legislative victories of the civil rights movement had been won but the broadcast airwaves were far from integrated A handful of shows feat

  • Title: The Flip Wilson Show (TV Milestone)
  • Author: MeghanSutherland
  • ISBN: 9780814332528
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
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