The 40th Anniversary of a Dream
Tuesday September 29, 2015 marked the 40th anniversary WGPR-TV 62 of when the first African American owned television station in United State went on the air. This landmark date fulfilled the dream of Dr. William V. Banks to found a minority owned and operated TV station.
This milestone date in broadcast history was captured in an online web series about Dr. Banks and the station produced by Digging Detroit.
“WGPR-TV 40th Anniversary: Dr. Banks’ Vison to Transform Detroit's Media, Message and Messengers”
Local historian Ken Coleman writes about 40th anniversary of WGPR-TV62 First African-American-owned TV station hit airwaves 40 years ago