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Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

If I Make You A Star: A Trailblazing Black TV journalist's Me Too Story

Join us for a chat with former journalist, Theresa Brown on her new book If I Make You A Star: A Trailblazing Black TV journalist's Me Too Story.

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If I Make You A Star: A Trailblazing Black TV journalist's Me Too Story
If I Make You A Star: A Trailblazing Black TV journalist's Me Too Story

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Mar 29, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

About The Event

About the book: 

How does an ordinary-colored-girl get her own talk show in 1973 covering Southern New England? Not by being a good girl. She wasn't always bad, she'd tell you. It wasn't until she met 'him.'  The him was one of TV's most powerful behind the scenes star makers.  "If I Make You A Star" A trailblazing black TV journalist's Me Too story, by Theresa Brown is about love and hate, power and compromise, colorism, betrayal, mental illness and Moral Injury. It's an insider's story of grooming, success and the consequences of complicity, taking place in the late 60s when Jessica Savitch, Andrea Mitchell, Charlie Rose, Maria Shriver - were just beginning their careers. Brown knew them all; but you don't know her because the hand she was dealt, she could not play.  In a story that reads like a life-threatening rollercoaster ride - Brown takes us from the Fifties to the Covid-19 lockdown of today: From drinking Champagne at George V in Paris to four points in the Psychotic ward under the LA jail. From boozy, drugged-out days on Long Island Sound, sable wrapped jaunts on Central Park West to furtive 5:00am mornings in front of a crack house on Crenshaw. It's the guts of one woman's Me Too story, told with raw candor, humor and insight.

About the author:

Theresa Brown is a former Broadcast journalist. 

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