This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African-American Television covers the history of African-Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on African American actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists. There are also entries on series, specials and movies relevant to African American themes and African American casts. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of African-Americans and their impact on television.