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    Midnight Ramble (1994 Episode)
    Midnight Ramble is a 1994 documentary about the early history of Black American movies from the period between 1910 and 1950. Known as "race movies", these films, traditionally independent of Hollywood, were made primarily by, for and about the Black Community. This documentary is a tribute to a film genre that lasted for more than forty years, produced over 500 movies, and created a foundation for contemporary films from directors such as Spike Lee and Tyler Perry. James Avery narrates this exploration of the early black film industry. There is a mistaken assumption that 'race films' began largely in reaction to D. W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Race movies actually began around 1910 in Chicago in response to the Black Community longing to see themselves reflected on the silver screen via this new medium of film. Wanting to see themselves through their own eyes, on their own terms thus counteracting the Hollywood stereotypes within the American media. The film focuses especially on the work of Oscar Micheaux, considered the 'Dean of Black American film,' a controversial filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed over 40 features, and tackled difficult social issues in Black America. It includes clips from films by a number of African-American directors of the period, which is very helpful since many of these films are difficult to find or unavailable. There are two versions of the title of the documentary, both referring to the same work. Initially released in 1994 as, Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux & the Story of Race Movies It was re-released as Midnight Ramble: The Story of the Black Film Industry by PBS in 1995 The 1995 version also eliminates the David McCullugh introduction.
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    Unfriendly Skies (2000 Episode)
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    • "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000)
    The first season of CSI originally aired on CBS, October 6, 2000 and ended May 17, 2001. The first season was released on DVD March 25, 2003 and re-released on Blu-ray, May 12, 2009.
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    JAMES AVERY! THE STAR OF FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR REST IN PEACE.. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. twitter.com/Hea..tus/.. @JamesAvery
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    artistspr Wow, great picture!
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Age 68
Birthday 27 November, 1945
Birthplace Pughsville, Virginia, United States (Now Suffolk, Virginia, United States)
Died 31 December, 2013
Place of Death Glendale, California, United States
Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Philip Banks On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-1996).
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James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor. He played patriarch Philip Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990−96). This character was ranked #34 in TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time." He also provided the voice of Shredder in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series, as well as War Machine in the animated series Iron Man (1994−95) and Junkyard Dog in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985). He also played Michael Kelso's commanding officer at the police academy late in the series run of That '70s Show (2004).

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