Aug 9, 2019
This 4 episode series examines anti-communism/McCarthy-ism blacklisting 's impact on the careers of women who likely would have changed the look, depth and sound of TV.
Cynthia and author/scholar, Dr. Charlene Regester of Univ. of North Carolina have a frank conversation about how racism, stereotyped roles and Jim Crow laws delayed TV's depiction of African American life by more than a decade. This adds to the story of a previous podcast episode about TV's Single Women and how even in the 1980s, a TV series cast a black woman as a household domestic.
Charlene Regester (2010) African American Actresses: The
Struggle for Visibility 1900-1960
Regester on North Caroline PBS discussing her book
Carol Stabile (2018) The Broadcast 41: Women and the Anti-Communist Blacklist
James Gavin (2010) Stormy Weather, The Life of Lena Horne
Advanced TV Herstory TV's Single Woman Caregivers & Gimme a Break
YouTube The Beulah Show (feat. Ethel Waters)