Color Adjustment

Color Adjustment (1992)

A History of African American Portrayal on Television

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1992-01-29
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 10 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Marlon Riggs
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From Amos 'n' Andy to Nat King Cole, from Roots to The Cosby Show, black people have played many roles on primetime television. Brilliantly weaving clips from classic TV shows with commentary from TV producers, black actors and scholars, Marlon Riggs blends humor, insight, and thoughtful analysis to explore the evolution of black/white relations as reflected by America's favorite addiction.

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  • Norman Lear

    as Self
  • Tim Reid

    as Self
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid

    as Self
  • Steven Bochco

    as Self
  • Diahann Carroll

    as Self
  • Ruby Dee

    as Narrator
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    as Self
  • Hal Kanter

    as Self
  • Sheldon Leonard

    as Self
  • Denise Nicholas

    as Self
  • Alvin F. Poussaint

    as Self
  • Esther Rolle

    as Self
  • David L. Wolper

    as Self
Directing Marlon Riggs Director
Editing Deborah Hoffmann Editor
Production Marlon Riggs Producer
Writing Marlon Riggs Writer
Camera Rick Butler Director of Photography