"Lucid and accessible in both argument and style, this book offers perhaps the most theoretically sophisticated treatment to date of the historical relationship between the civil rights movement and network television, as well as of the complexities of representations of race in contemporary television. It embraces a wide academic audience, opening a conversation across disciplines that too often fail to take each other's accomplishments into account."--Sharon Willis, University of Rochester "This book is distinguished by a rare combination of critical acumen and historical insight. Torres is characteristically incisive, presenting an argument that appears both incontrovertibly correct and wholly original."--Phillip Brian Harper, New York UniversityTorres, Sasha is the author of 'Black, White, and in Color Television and Black Civil Rights', published 2003 under ISBN 9780691016573 and ISBN 0691016577.