Love, Peace, and Soul tells the story of the television phenomenon known as Soul Train, a show created in the land of bell bottoms, afros, and soul power; a show that became the touchstone of the Baby Boomer generation. The book is a celebratory, behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes, stories, and reflections, from the people who were there, about the host, the show, and the power of black music and dance on television. Music and television connoisseurs will enjoy the history of not just Soul Train, but of other shows, including Shindig! , Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, and Graffiti Rock . Entrepreneurs will be interested in Cornelius' humble beginnings with the local version of the show in Chicago, created with his own money. Cornelius began his career as a news reporter for WVON radio station, covering the Civil Rights Movement and interviewing Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Soul Train was an outgrowth of black radio style--the rhyming deejays, interviewing guests, and the formatting of the shows. The show became the longest running first-run syndicated show in television history.

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