New BET Drama Series: American Soul!
Jesse Collins Entertainment and Tony Cornelius is bringing a 1-episode drama series to #BET! American Soul will be centered around of Soul Train legend, Don Cornelius.
American Soul will take us through each pivotal part of Cornelius’ life and career. I'm sure the 70s will serve as a highlighted period since Cornelius’ Soul Train show began getting critical-acclaim and was booming!
In a 1970 interview with #Billboard, Cornelius shared the premise of Soul Train in terms of marketing and the show’s significance.
With Soul Train we are trying to give people a choice between general market TV and ethnic programming. Actually, there is no general market or wide appeal TV in Chicago. All the stations are aimed at the upper middle and upper classes in the suburbs,” he said. “I’m willing to help get ethnic TV going, although it shouldn’t be necessary. If the media was doing its job, it would serve all the people. We’re just trying to give black people something to identify with. Right now, we’re only competing with cartoons and movies.
Can't wait to find out more!