NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1985
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(Studio) Tonight's Academy Awards noted include nominee "A Soldier's Story."
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Dallas, Texas) Discovery of heretofore unknown black films in Tyler, Texas, whse. examined; director and actor Spencer Williams' "Juke Joint" cited as ex. Scenes shown. [PEOPLE - praise films.] Southern Methodist Univ. mentioned currently holding exhibition of films. Stereotypes portrayed by Stepin Fetchit and Hattie McDaniels in films made for white audiences compared with blacks' portrayals in films made for black audiences; scenes shown. [Actor Ossie DAVIS - notes whites' stereotypes were lies.] Factors contributing to black films' poor financial success detailed. [DAVIS - notes purpose of black films.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones