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YOU TAKE THE KIDS/CBS/1990-91
*(Nell Carter) Nell Kirkland, a black mother of four and part-time piano teacher from Pittsburgh who was married to Michael Kirkland (Roger E. Mosley), a school bus driver. Their children included Dante Beze as Raymond, their cool teenage son; Caryn Ward as Lorette, their teenage daughter; Marlon Taylor as Peter, their brainy twelve-year-old who aspired to be a doctor; and Trent Cameron as Nate, the ten-year-old family con-artist. Also featured was Leila Danette as Helen, Nell's loudmouth mother who constantly disapproved of her daughter's husband.

YOU WRITE THE SONGS/SYN/1986-87
*(Ben Vereen) Ben Vereen, the talented black dancer entertainer who hosted this $100,000 song writing competition program featuring new songs/lyrics written by up-and-coming songwriters.

YOUNG DAN'L BOONE/CBS/1977

**(Ji Tu-Cumbuka) Hawk, a runaway black slave and friend of young Kentucky frontiersman, Daniel Boone.

THE YOUNG LAWYERS/ABC/1970-71
*(Judy Pace/costar) Pat Walters, a bright, streetwise, black law student who worked at a Boston neighborhood law clinic giving free assistance to those in need.

THE YOUNG REBELS/ABC/1970-71
**(Louis Gossett, Jr.) Isak Poole, a black ex-slave fighting in the American Revolution with a group called the "Yankee Doodle Society".

THE YOUNG RIDERS/ABC/1989-92
*(Don Franklin/costar) Noah Dixon, a free born black teenager who teamed up with the young riders of the Pony Express. His character was introduced during the 1990 season.

YOUR NUMBER'S UP/NBC/1985
*(Nipsey Russell) Nipsey Russell, black comedian who hosted this short-lived game show which featured three contestants and members of the studio audience competing for prizes. Nipsey Russell was a popular guest on the game show MISSING LINKS/NBC/ABC/1963-64 where he displayed his trademark poetic talent of rhyming. He also was a guest on the RHYME AND REASON/ABC/1975-76 where he appeared with six celebrity poets who gave portions of poems to contestants who had to complete their rhyme.
 

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