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Black, White, and in Color:
Television and Black Civil Rights
Sasha Torres

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
INTRODUCTION 1
The Vicissitudes of the Stereotype 1
Issues and Some Answers 4
Television and Conservative Racial Projects after the '60s 8
CHAPTER ONE
"In a crisis we must have a sense of drama": Civil Rights and Televisual Information 13
The Burden of Liveness 13
"Pictures are the point of television news" 15
"We have shut ourselves off from the rest of the world" 20
"That cycle of violence and publicity" 23
"The vehemence of a dream" 33
CHAPTER TWO
The Double Life of "Sit-In" 36
"Sit-In"'s Industrial Context 36
"Sit-In" Flashes Back 39
"Sit-In" as a Movement Text 41
"Sit-In" and Black Idiom 44
CHAPTER THREE
King TV 48
Rodney King Live 48
Liveness: An Ideology of Television and Race 49
L.A. Law and Televisual Justice 52
Doogie Howser, M.D., and Televisual Instruction 60
Rodney King Dead 68
CHAPTER FOUR
Giuliani Time: Urban Policing and Brooklyn South 70
Cops and Cop Shows 70
Giuliani Time 71
How to Identify with the Cops 77
Good Cop, Bad Cop 83
CHAPTER FIVE
Civil Rights, Done and Undone 86
"A virtual whitewash in programming" 86
Malcom X on TV 91
The Nick Styles Show 97
Video Surveillance and Counterspectatorship 103
NOTES 109
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 131
INDEX 137

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