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Tony Brown's Journal

Two significant public affairs programs developed to address the gap in African-American participation in television broadcasting during the 1960s and 70s were Black Journal, (currently broadcasting as Tony Brown's Journal), and America's Black Forum. UCLA Film & Television Archive's News and Public Affairs Collection (NAPA) holds over 500 titles for each program from the following years: Tony Brown's Journal (1981 - 2003), America's Black Forum (1989 - 2003), covering such topics as allegations of discrimination in the U.S. military, President Clinton's relationship with the Congressional Black Caucus, playwright August Wilson and Malcolm X.  

Additional notable topics covered in these programs include:

- Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen
- Retrospective on the Black Panther movement of the 1960s
- Racial disparity in crime sentencing
- Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This material is available for viewing at UCLA by advance arrangement through the Archive Research and Study Center.

Download a sample list of available titles and additional research resources at UCLA in PDF format.

For more information about the NAPA collection, please visit our NAPA page or contact the Archive Research and Study Center at 310-206-5388 or