Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement by Aniko BodroghkozyEqual Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement by Aniko Bodroghkozy

Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

byAniko Bodroghkozy

Hardcover | February 20, 2012

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Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement explores the crucial role of network television in reconfiguring new attitudes in race relations during the civil rights movement. Due to widespread coverage, the civil rights revolution quickly became the United States' first televised major domestic news story. This important medium unmistakably influenced the ongoing movement for African American empowerment, desegregation, and equality.
Aniko Bodroghkozy brings to the foreground network news treatment of now-famous civil rights events including the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign, integration riots at the University of Mississippi, and the March on Washington, including Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. She also examines the most high-profile and controversial television series of the era to feature African American actors--East Side/West Side, Julia, and Good Times--to reveal how entertainment programmers sought to represent a rapidly shifting consensus on what "blackness" and "whiteness" meant and how they now fit together.

Aniko Bodroghkozy is an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and the author of Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion.
Title:Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights MovementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.3 inPublished:February 20, 2012Publisher:University Of Illinois PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0252036689

ISBN - 13:9780252036682

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  "Bodroghkozy's well-written, smart, and nuanced analysis makes us think about the relationship between the media and the Civil Rights Movement in fresh and interesting ways." --Susan J. Douglas, author of The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild "A valuable addition to the maturing scholarship on connections between the African American freedom struggle and the media. A compelling and thoughtful book of equal interest to students of the media and the freedom struggle."--The Journal of Southern History