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From the Archives: Contemporary Black Hollywood.

Keenan Ivory Wayans. He co-wrote and acted in "Hollywood Shuffle," Robert Townsend's film about a black actor trying to make it in a world of show business stereotypes. He wrote, directed and starred in, "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," a comedy that parodies black exploitation, kung fu and wild action movies. (REBROADCAST FROM 8/9/89)

Stand-up comic and actor Daman Wayans. Wayans is a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live." He also had a role in the film "Earth Girls Are Easy," and appeared in the films "Beverly Hills Cop," "Punchline" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" which was written and directed by his older brother Keenan. (REBROADCAST FROM 5/2/89)


Other segments from the episode on July 21, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 21, 1995: Interviews with Melvin Van Peebles, Isaac Hayes, and Pam Grier; Interviews with Keenan Ivory Wayans and Daman Wayans; Interview with Robert Townsend.


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