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Charles Hobson, Who Helped Break a TV Color Line, Dies at 83

Feb 21, 2020 - The New York Times

He produced programs, like “Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant” and “Like It Is,” that exposed a wide audience to the black experience.

He produced programs, like “Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant” and “Like It Is,” that exposed a wide audience to the black experience.

Charles Hobson, an Emmy Award-winning producer who helped shatter racial stereotypes by delivering a black perspective that had been missing from early television programming, died on Feb. 13 in the Bronx. He was 83.

His daughter Hallie Spencer Hobson confirmed his death, from heart failure, in a hosp...