The List: The History of Black Voice and Image in TV Comedy
Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, crafting stories and commentaries for the network’s shows, such as “Morning Edition,” “Here & Now” and “All Things Considered,” along with writing material for NPR.org. For a week on “The Authentic Comedic Voice,” he takes the Amphitheater stage to explore the evolution of Black comedy on TV.
This program is made possible by the Beverly and Bruce Conner Endowment for Education and the Travis E. and Betty J. Halford Lectureship Endowment.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.