This site hosts a collection of information on U.S. media history, including the history of television programming, the record industry, and radio. After a long career as a television executive (and later consultant) and author, I enjoy sharing information about the media. My latest book, The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television is now available from McFarland and major booksellers. I began the research for this book more than 20 years ago, and had no idea that by the time it was finally published the subject would have become so high profile and controversial. This is the first detailed examination of this strange entertainment as it was seen and heard in all four major 20th century media; hopefully it will provide a factual basis for the debates now going on. Numerous pictures and transcripts from shows are included.

Note: while I’m happy to provide free information on this site, I cannot answer individual questions and do not buy or evaluate records.
 
 

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This page was last modified on November 23rd, 2019.
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