"The responsibility of that box sitting in our homes is not something that any of us can walk away from. For the young person that is sitting there, we're helping to put their thought processes together about many areas of their lives. If we don't accept that responsibility, it's not good."
About This Interview
In her four-hour Archive interview, Diahann Carroll talks about making her television debut on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, and then appearing on Chance of a Lifetime. She recalls her many television variety show appearances including: The Danny Kaye Show, The Dean Martin Show and Hollywood Palace, as well as some of her memorable movie roles in: "Carmen Jones," "Porgy and Bess," and "Claudine." She fondly recalls her 1968 groundbreaking lead role in Hal Kanter's landmark television series Julia, and her 1980s career comeback role of "Dominique Deveraux" on Dynasty. Ms. Carroll also spoke about being an African American woman in a predominately white entertainment industry. Henry Colman conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on March 3, 1998.