Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

EW's 50 Greatest TV Icons

Who doesn't love a list? MTV's 50 Greatest Celebrity bodies keeps me hooked for hours. VH1s I love the 80s - where did those last three hours go? So, you know I had to go through all the names on Entertainment Weekly's just announced 50 Greatest TV Icons. I don't know if I necessarily agree with all of them. Only four African-Americans made the list. At 43, we have our first famous drag queen - Flip Wilson. At 36, we have diva, groudbreaking door-opening history maker, Ms. Diahann Carrol. She was the first black person to star in her own show. And do you remember The Colbys. Diahann Carroll starred on this show as the sister of Dynasty's Blake Carrington. That was the deal back in the day.

Number four on the list was always controversial Bill Cosby. I personally don't see Mr. Cosby as controversial. I have to say, I agree with most of the things he says. We as black folks have to stop getting in our own way. And we can't continue to point to other people to lay blame for our shortcomings. Don't get it twisted, racism still is a very powerful thing. But come on, many of the problems were facing are problems we've generated ourselves.

And our final hero on the list weighed in at number three. Even without seeing the picture above you knew who it was, didn't you? If someone were to ask me what religion I was, I think I'd have to answer, I'm practice Oprahism. Whatever she says for me is the gospel. Nobody better say nothing bad about my Oprah.

If you want to see the entire list, check out http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20152957_20152958_20159773,00.html.

So if you created the list, who would you have added? Let me know.

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