National Negro Network syndication

Date: 1955 (?)

 

Directed by: Chet Gerlock

Announced by: Pat Canel

Also Starring: Juanita Hall

Terry's Character: Doctor with amnesia

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: The National Negro Network was a black-oriented radio programming service in the United States founded on January 20, 1954 by W. Leonard Evans. It was the first black-owned radio network in the country. Its programming was initially broadcast on forty member stations. The network featured a variety of different programming, including a popular all negro soap opera The Story of Ruby Valentine, which was based on CBS's We Love and Learn, and starred Juanita Hall (fresh from her success as Bloody Mary in South Pacific). She appears as an ex-singer who now owns several beauty parlors. The network eventually failed due to its failure to attract major advertisers.