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Encyclopedia > I'll Fly Away (TV series)

I'll Fly Away was a critically acclaimed television series set during the 1950s in the US South. It ran on NBC from 1991 to 1993, and starred Regina Taylor as Lily Harper, an African-American housekeeper for district attorney Forrest Bedford (Sam Waterston) and his family. As the show progressed, Taylor's character became increasingly involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Mary Alice, who played the recurring character Marguerite Peck, won an Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; she had been nominated in the same category the previous year. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cite error 4; Invalid call; no input specified 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A housekeeper is a person responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of (usually residential premises. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Sam Waterston as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law & Order Sam Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Executive Assistant District Attorney John Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, as well as for his many... Civil Rights Movement in the United States, political, legal, and social struggle to gain full citizenship rights for African American and to achieve racial equality. ... Mary Alice Smith (born December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA) is an African-American actress. ... An Emmy Award. ...


I'll Fly Away itself won two 1992 Emmy Awards (Eric Laneuville for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Drama Series, and series creators John Falsey and Joshua Brand for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Miniseries or a Special, and 23 nominations in total. It won three Humanitas Prizes, two Golden Globe Awards, two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and a Peabody Award. An Emmy Award. ... Eric Laneuville has become a director of some note. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie intended to debut in prime time, the term used to define any television program which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... Humanitas Prize is an award for film and TV writing deemed to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Drama Series: (Prior to 1995, the award was for Outstanding Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie) Categories: NAACP Image Awards ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting and cable television. ...


After the series' eventual cancelation, PBS later attempted a revival. When? How? Series of TV-movies? Limited series? PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...


The series' title is also that of a famous hymm. Ill Fly Away is a famous hymn most associated with American Baptists[1]. It was written by Albert E. Brumley. ...


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