Actors: Crossing the Bar

TV executives and advertising agencies have so many fingers on the pulse of America that an occasional heartbeat is bound to get recorded. And this fall, as never before, television shows are reflecting the Negro revolution. Negro actors are finding work—and they are getting roles that could be filled by whites. Ad agencies are actually instructing producers to increase Negro casting for the good of sales.

There is a Negro teacher in Mr. Novak, a Negro secretary in East Side, West Side, Negro students in the classroom of The Patty Duke Show and...

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