• Bill Cosby
    comedian. Later becoming the first black actor to perform in a starring dramatic role on network television. Bill Cosby, who is now seventy four years of age, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child his father struggled with an addiction to alcohol, later leaving his family to join the Navy...
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  • Bill Cosby
    12 January 2014 Was Bill Cosby right or wrong? Bill Cosby’s address at the NAACP on the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of education was definitely a shock to the black community, as well as the nation. Bill Cosby was a comedian, and a figure that was looked up to in the black community...
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  • ideal family
    most connected with this article because it relates to Bill Cosby and I am using The Cosby Show in my essay. This article is about the families within the media in comedy which all three television sitcoms I am using in this essay conduct with comedy. Comedy is one of the most popular choices to...
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  • Buffalo Soldier
    . By 1963 he was being interviewed by Newsweek, and in 1965 an appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show led to a screen test for the television series I Spy (1965-68). Cosby won the part. His future -and that of his family -was now assured. Aside from his bountiful television work, featuring The...
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  • Changing American Family
    Cosby written by Muriel G. Cantor. I felt most connected with this article because it relates to Bill Cosby and I am using The Cosby Show in my essay. This article is about the families within the media in comedy which all three television sitcoms I am using in this essay conduct with comedy...
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  • Jasmine
    The Huxtable's vs The Brady's Two televisions sitcom families that are similar and also different in many ways are The Cosby Show and The Brady Bunch. These two sitcoms involved families dealing with adjustments and new circumstances as a unit. The biggest difference between the two sitcoms are...
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  • African American Sitcoms
    stamps. The Cosby Show is exactly what black people needed to see during the 80s. While the media continuously portrayed African American families as a lost cause, the Cosby Show showed the world that there are close-knit black families with both parents involved in their children's lives. Besides...
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  • Music for Love
    racial treason. Shockingly, this person is a well known actor and comedian who has actively spent a majority of his lifetime building assets for the African American community. This actor and comedian is Bill Cosby. On May 17, 2004 Bill Cosby presented a speech at an event to commemorate the 50th...
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  • Watching Tv
    names to stop the show. Gray moves onto the 1980s family sitcom, The Cosby Show, featuring Bill Cosby. He explains that the meaning of ‘blackness’ has changed throughout the years in television. The Cosby Show is a perfect example of how a black family can succeed, especially in New York City. In...
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  • abc project
    ran track and played on the football team. Bill Cosby was an actor .He is best known for his show"The Bill Cosby Show" and kids tv show, "Little Bill". He also has several other accomplishments which include Kennedy Center Honor in 1998, The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2003 and The Presidential...
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  • Black Fatherhood
    make a difference by allowing society to view their family on reality television. Russell Simmons was compared to Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show versus Calvin Broadus who shows true reality of the Black working class. Russell’s lifestyle is stable and educational. Calvin’s lifestyle is more hectic, but...
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  • Becoming a Humorous Non Fiction Writer
    have to be prepared to expose yourself. Bill Cosby is another example of how to write humorous text. Besides writing 12 books, he was a comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. His first book came out in 1986, after a lot of success in television. In 1976...
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  • Stereotypes
    and the Cosby show. Cosby had hoped that the eight season run of a "nationally treasured" show about an "educated, professional, intact Black family" would end stereotypical portrayals of African Americans. But still Blacks are portrayed as inferior, unimportant, and void of credibility. But...
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  • Family TV shows by decade
    normalize people of more than just white backgrounds, and starts to bridge the gap between races. This trend continues in the 1980s with much prevalence. The Bill Cosby show is a unique piece of sitcom. It pushed social boundaries by being a show about an African American family. The previous...
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  • The Bluest Eye Essay
    being someone they can look up to by being an active member of their community. The Bluest Eye and the “Pound Cake” speech are important pieces of literature because Toni Morrison teaches the reader through Pecola’s struggles that without the bond of a community, there is no sense of individuality and Bill Cosby encourages everyone to build up their community by being a productive member....
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  • Dy-No-Mite! Stereotypical Images of African Americans on Television Sitcoms
    do get offended, then I think that's a personal problem.” It is indeed a very personal problem to Bill Cosby. In post-Cosby Show interviews, he has admitted that it is now “painful” to watch television. 10. "I see myself as an...
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  • Family Case Study
    Family Case Study: The Cosby Show Tremaine Dupree FACS 2293 November 8, 2012 The Cosby Show The Cosby Show was an American television sitcom that first aired in 1984 and aired for eight complete seasons. This family sitcom starred Bill Cosby and Co-star Phylicia Rashad. This show revolved...
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  • Black in Media
    in the eighty’s with the Cosby Show. The Huxtable’s were a successful African American family with a life similar to the accepted and established Caucasian mainstream. This show was not accepted fully because it failed to represent the full cultural scope of African Americans. The current trend of...
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  • The Simpsons: a Parody of the Working Class Culture
    excelled in school. An example of this type of sit-com is The Cosby Show (1984-1992), a show which was still being aired at the time when The Simpsons first premiered. The protagonists of The Cosby Show, the Huxtable family, were African-American and lived in Brooklyn, New York. The parents were...
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  • What Is Family
    believed in strength, family ties, and sticking together through good times and bad times. Like “Good Times”, “The Cosby Show” is about an African American family. There were many physical differences in these shows, but the message was the same. Bill and Claire Huxtable both had successful...
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