May 14th, 2013 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
Though television and film have come a long way from where it began in terms of race, it is still important to improve the visibility of minorities in media. For quite a long time, it was quite difficult to find depictions of Asians in media, particularly in anything outside of niche roles.
One of the earliest appearances of an Asian presence in media was the short-lived All-American Girl, featuring Margaret Cho, a sitcom about the life of an Asian-American family. During the nineties, Lucy Liu had an important support Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2013 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
African American sitcoms have been extremely popular among the American population for decades. The early 2000′s saw a new wave of these types of sitcoms and the rise of new television stars.
The Bernie Mac Show was one of the most watched sitcoms of its time. The show was on the air between 2001 and 2006, and was loosely based on Bernie Mac’s stand-up acts. The pilot episode aired on November 14th, 2001 and received rave reviews during its first season.Check out this link < Read the rest of this entry »
July 29th, 2012 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
NBC’s the Today Show celebrates its 60th year of broadcasting in 2012. In July 2012, it is once again casting about for a co-host for Matt Lauer. For many years, the cute face next to Matt was Katie Couric. She left a void to be filled when she joined CBS in 2006. Her seven million dollar a year contract was up for renewal when she decided to leave for CBS. Couric’s replacement was Meredith Viera. She cohosted beside Matt Lauer for four years but ended up leaving the show in 2011.
Once again, NBC had Read the rest of this entry »
July 26th, 2012 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
There are many popular television shows out now days. It pretty much depends on the person who is watching it. Everybody likes different things.
If you are into great drama television series, then breaking bad is the show for you! They have had four great seasons of this show already. They are now going on to season five, which will be the last season. Many are very disappointed about this. This show starts out in season one with a man who is told he has cancer and not too long to live. He then decides that he needs to Read the rest of this entry »
July 23rd, 2012 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
During the 1980s there were several medical based television shows that were extremely popular.
Quincy was a popular medical show in the early 80s. Jack Klugman played the part of “Quincy” a Los Angeles Medical Examiner during the shows seven seasons (1976 to 1983.) Most episodes of the show related around solving crime from the post-mortum point of view as Qunicy uncovered facts about the deceased during the autopsy.
Trapper John, MD debuted in 1979 and ran until 1986. This show was a spin-off of M*A*S*H and based on Read the rest of this entry »
July 19th, 2012 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
There are several television shows from the 90s that brought families together. There were also several shows that had drama and laughter for the teenagers.
Saved By the Bell
This was one of the shows that most teenagers could relate to. As the group of six friends started high school, they shared all of lifeâ€™s ups and downs. Viewers saw first kisses, first dates and eventually, the connection between friends that would last a lifetime.
A family could sit down together and watch this television show. There always seemed to be a moral to Read the rest of this entry »
July 18th, 2012 ~ Posted in: Uncategorized
The first time MAD TV aired was on October 14, 1995. It was a sketch comedy show featuring small skits and funny characters. Some popular characters had a recurring role on the show. They often had dozens of skits written especially for them. The show ran towards parodies and pop culture humor. Frequently, the skits involved parodies of popular television or music stars. Some of the funniest and most popular were not though.
Stuart is a grown looking man but is Read the rest of this entry »