Watch Now in Full: PBS' 'Breaking Barriers' (A History of People of Color on American Television)
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Watch Now in Full: PBS' 'Breaking Barriers' (A History of People of Color on American Television)

JULIA
JULIA

PBS’ exploration of trailblazing moments of TV history featured an episode titled “Breaking Barriers,” which traces the history of people of color on American television. You can watch it in full below.

It was all part of the Emmy-nominated PBS series, “Pioneers Of Television.”

“Breaking Barriers” examines the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll (“Julia”) and Bill Cosby (“I Spy”), as well as Latino landmarks, ranging from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz, to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian Americans such as George Takei (“Star Trek”), who details the childhood years he spent in a Japanese American internment camp.

Offering inside stories from some of America’s most beloved television stars, the episode includes new interviews with stars of the time, such as Jimmie Walker, Leslie Uggams, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr and Dick Van Dyke, with never-before-seen images and footage.

 

Watch the hour-long “Breaking Barriers” documentary below:



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