From "Amos & Andy" to "Cosby," from "Good Times" to "Oprah," African-Americans have had a presence on television since the medium’s earliest days. But the kinds of roles they’ve played both before and behind the cameras have changed over the years. Donald Bogle joins Diane to discuss his new history of African-Americans and network TV.


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