IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- SEPTEMBER 17, 1968– “JULIA” PREMIERS ON NBC

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It was fifty years ago today- September 17, 1968- NBC-TV premiered Julia starring Diahann Carroll. What was revolutionary here is- this was the first television show to  depict an African- American woman in a non-stereotypical role. Julia Baker was a widowed single mom who was a nurse. Her husband had been killed in Vietnam.Julia’s son Corey was played by Marc Copage- playing a 6 year old when the series began.

The first season the show ranked #7 then dropped off to #28 the second year and in its third and final season it didn’t rank in the top 30.  The show lasted 3 seasons and 86 episodes.

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3 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- SEPTEMBER 17, 1968– “JULIA” PREMIERS ON NBC

  1. I do remember this show.
    This clip may have wall-to-wall cringeworthy lines (by today’s sensibilities) but nonetheless the series had a kind and gentle spirit attached to it that won it millions of fans back in the day.

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