Breaking Barriers: Full Episode

This episode traces the story of people of color on American television — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African-Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans like George Takei, who details his youth spent in a Japanese internment camp, and comedian Margaret Cho.