'Roll Out' - Another TV Show Time Has Forgotten (And Maybe For Good Reason)

From Shadow and Act Tue Jan 1 2013, 21:01:59

So if I told you that once upon a time there was a weekly TV series about the brave exploits of black U.S. soldiers in Europe during World War II you would probably say "Yeah sure" or "Never in my lifetime." Well believe it not there was. It was a CBS show called Roll Out though if you've never heard of it that's understandable. It was back during the early 70's and even then it came and went so fast it barely anyone noticed by anyone, except me and a few others. And we gave up on it after the first few episodes. But a bit of background first... CBS had a major ratings smash with their TV show M*A*S*H based on Robert Altman's 1970 hit movie...

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