Friday, June 9, 2017

Forgotten TV: The Barbara McNair Show (1969)

In 1969, two African-American women had made television history by headlining their own variety shows. Della Reese had a short-lived series that has been lost to the mists of time. Meanwhile, Barbara McNair had to go to Canada for hers, which lasted two seasons, syndicated in Canada, the UK, and the US.

Now, I'd seen still photos in reference books, but until now, I hadn't seen a video. As it stands, there will be no rating. Here, then, is the first episode:



Ignore the year. The poster acknowledged this was from 1969, but he doesn't have all the episodes, just a small handful.

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