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The Cosby Show Turns 30: Do You Know The Huxtables?

The Cosby Show panel
Center for Arts, Digital Culture, and Entrepreneurship (CADCE)
The Cosby Show panel

Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal and St. Augustine's University's film & interactive media chair Natalie Bullock Brown discuss the importance of the Cosby Show 30 years later

Think you know everything about The Cosby Show? Test your knowledge with this quiz: 

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of The Cosby ShowDuring its eight-year run, it was consistently one of America's highest-rated television programs. The show featured the Huxtables an upper-middle class, African-American family whose problems seemed relatable to many viewers.

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Three decades later, host Frank Stasio looks at  the impact of the show on popular culture and politics with Duke african & african-american studies professor Mark Anthony Neal and St. Augustine's University's film & interactive media chair Natalie Bullock Brown.

 A panel discussion about The Cosby Show will reflect on Race, Parenting, Inequality and Education. The event is hosted by the Center for Arts, Digital Culture, and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at the Duke Consortium on Social Equity on September 18th at 7 p.m.  

The Cosby Show panel
Credit Center for Arts, Digital Culture, and Entrepreneurship (CADCE)
The Cosby Show panel

  

  

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Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.