Programming: Black on the Channels

In the first episode of Julia, a new TV series, the heroine has just lost her husband, a helicopter pilot, in Viet Nam. To raise her six-year-old son, Julia wants to resume her nursing career. She phones a physician and is immediately offered an interview. But she wavers. "Oh," she asks, "did they tell you I'm colored?" "Mm," he replies, "what color are you?" "Wh-hy, I'm Negro." "Oh," says the doctor. "Have you always been a Negro, or are you just trying to be fashionable?"

In TV nowadays, it is not merely fashionable...

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