Pioneers of Television

Breaking Racial Barriers on "Daniel Boone"

Clip | 52s

Fess Parker's "Daniel Boone" was one of the few TV shows that cast minorities in key roles. The decision by Parker and his producers to confront racial barriers just as our nation wrestled with the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 70s was revolutionary.

Aired: 01/18/11

Rating: NR

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