Television tends to mirror as well as reflect our society.

Actor/director Tim Reid (Virginia Commonwealth University) discusses his career, the barriers African-Americans face in the entertainment industry, and how the images of the hip-hop culture affect Black America.

And Aniko Bodroghkozy (University of Virginia) takes a look at the political and cultural impact on American society in the turbulent Sixties of hit prime time TV shows like The Smothers BrothersThe Mod Squad, and The Monkees.

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