Posts Tagged ‘The White Shadow’

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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Double Dribble: The Story of “The White Shadow” (Part 3 of 5)

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The White Shadow depicted issues concerning Coach Reeves and his players without being preachy, moralistic, or condescending to the audience.

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Double Dribble: The Story of “The White Shadow” (Part 2 of 5)

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

When Ken Reeves arrives at George Washington Carver High School, he is about as welcome as a cat at a mouse convention.  The basketball team doesn’t like him.  The Vice Principal doesn’t like him.  And Reeves doesn’t know how to gain the trust of either.

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Double Dribble: The Story of “The White Shadow” (Part 1 of 5)

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Welcome Back, Kotter meets the fish-out-of-water theme.  That’s The White Shadow.

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Sparky Anderson

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Sparky Anderson is a Cincinnati legend.  He managed the Cincinnati Reds — the Big Red Machine — in the 1970s and delivered two World Series championships, four National League championships, and five National League East championships to Queen City.  And then he was fired.

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