+++ Montag 02.02.2015, 20:30 Uhr:
Tonstudio (stillgelegt), Ecke Langestra�e/Theodor-Heuss Stra�e 23, Stuttgart

The Nat King Cole Tv Show 1956-57

Ausschnitte und Hintergrund der bahnbrechenden Fernsehshow des amerikanischen Jazz Pianisten und Popsängers The Nat King Cole.

"For 13 months, I was the Jackie Robinson of television," wrote Nat King Cole in a revealing 1958 article for Ebony magazine. "After a trail-blazing year that shattered all the old bug-a-boos about Negroes on TV, I found myself standing there with the bat on my shoulder. The men who dictate what Americans see and hear didn't want to play ball."
The conventional wisdom about The Nat King Cole Show is that it was the first network TV program hosted by an African American, that NBC cancelled it after it failed to attract a sponsor, and that potential advertisers were reluctant to sign on for fear that their products would be boycotted by disgruntled Southerners. While based in fact, none of these statements is exactly true."