Posts Tagged ‘Carver High’

The Height Plight of Warren Coolidge

Friday, April 17th, 2015

RemingtonA lesson about being thankful for individuality is embodied in BMOC, an episode of The White Shadow.  The episode’s title is, of course, an acronym for the phrase Big Man on Campus.  It accurately describes Warren Coolidge, the star center for the Carver High School basketball team, the focus of The White Shadow, a CBS show that aired in prime time from 1978 to 1981.  The White Shadow revolved around a white ex-NBA player coaching a team composed of minorities.

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Double Dribble: The Story of “The White Shadow” (Part 5 of 5)

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The White Shadow revealed Ken Reeves’ back story in the two-part Season 3 premiere episode Reunion.  Reeves’ Bayside High School Class of 1960 holds its 20-year reunion, furnishing the trigger for Reeves’ return to old friends, lost loves, and family in Queens, New York.  Buchanon’s promotion to Principal upon Willis’ move to Superintendent of Schools in Oakland adds to Reeves’ stress before his trip starts.

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Double Dribble: The Story of “The White Shadow” (Part 4 of 5)

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The White Shadow benefited from a large cast.  Frequently, an episode focused on one player’s problems.  Always, Coach Reeves got involved.

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