WWW. "I did everything I could to make the show a success. And what happened? After a trailblazing year that shattered all the old bugaboos about Negroes on TV, I found myself standing there with the bat on my shoulder. The men who dictate what Americans see and hear didn't want to play ball."--Nat 'King' Cole, discussing the cancellation of The Nat 'King' Cole Show in "Why I Quit My TV Show," an article in the February 1958 Ebony, on sale in January 1958.
WWW BONUS! See and hear Cole and Billy Preston on the November 5, 1957 episode of The Nat 'King' Cole Show! Good stuff!!
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