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Blacks In Movies #220699

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1972
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(Studio) [Early Hollywood view of blacks shown-depicted as shiftless, lazy.] Black movie superheros now emerge.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Black movies for black audiences become lucrative business. [Scenes from "Shaft's Big Score" shown; plot described.] [Congress of Racial Equality, Roy INNIS - criticizes both "inferior nigger" and "super nigger" image of blacks in movies.] [Scenes from "Slaughter" shown.] [Actor Jim BROWN - wants total integration, reduction of racial comparisons.] [Scenes from "Super Fly" shown.] [Actor Ron O'NEAL - says "Super Fly" made by black film crews, etc., in black ghetto, like it is. Reverses normal trend of whites soaking blacks at box office.] [Actor William MARSHALL - fears making black dope pusher a hero, as is done in "Super Fly."] [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. film of production of black movie shown.] [INNIS - says blacks brought motion picture industry back to life.]
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Reporter(s):
Kurtis, Bill;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:06:10

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