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via Indiewire: PHIL GRIES of TV CONFIDENTIAL and Archival Television Audio appears in and contributed vital archival audio to THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW, the new NBC Peacock documentary, executive produced by Joy Reid and directed by Yoruba Richen, that is now available for streaming on demand. Phil contributed audio of Belafonte interviewing The Smothers Brothers, Lena Horne and Bill Cosby during the week when the singer and longtime civil rights activist guest hosted The Tonight Show in February 1968. THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW will also have a special airing on MSNBC on Saturday 9/12 at 10pm ET and PT

In 1968, America was embroiled in protests over civil rights and the Vietnam War. In that tumultuous time, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson turned over hosting duties for an entire week to actor and activist Harry Belafonte. His cast of … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 505: How TV Covered the March on Washington is now available for listening on demand

How TV Covered the March on Washington Original Airdates: Aug. 21-23, 2020 TVC 505.2: From August 2013: Phil Gries presents audio highlights of how network television and network radio covered the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, when … Continue reading

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