Screen Scene

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Screen Scene is a half hour, prime-time, urban entertainment and celebrity news magazine series on BET highlighting on the works of African-Americans in Hollywood and abroad. The series premiered on October 15, 1990 and ran thru 1997. Each episode was presented in themed segments:

“Behind the Scenes”: upcoming movies with primarily African-American casts were profiled with interviews of actors / directors / creators, and plot teasers;

“Network Scene”: actors from television programs were interviewed about the development of their characters;

“Beyond The Screen”: theatrical plays produced by African-Americans were featured;

“Entertainment News Review”: several newsworthy stories were covered by an in-studio reporter;

Melvin Lindsey and Suzette Charles were the original anchors, but the most well-known hosts of the series were Angela Stribling and Harold McCoo. Other anchors / reporters included Mary Major, Kathy Andrews, Paula Bond, Cathy Lee, Danita Harris, Angelique Perrin, and Melvin Lindsey. The program producer was Lyle D. Mason


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