SOUL TRAIN - FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
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The owner and founder of SOUL TRAIN, Don Cornelius, aired his first episode on Chicago local television in August of 1970. SOUL TRAIN was a sensation overnight and soon became one of the most anticipated, watched and successfully popular shows of ALL TIME! By 1971 Don had taken the show to the national level, Gladys Knight and The Pips were the first group to perform for the SOUL TRAIN audience.
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During the late 60's (while the show was still in preliminary phase) blacks were being depicted as criminals and thugs, segregation was still widely accepted and practiced and many influential artists didn't know how they'd ever reach a national audience.
SOUL TRAIN was not only FUN and ENTERTAINING, it stood as an ICON, a TELEVISION-REVOLUTION for the African American community, which later influenced channels such as BET, TV ONE and BlackFamilyChannel. SOUL TRAIN featured ALL of the BEST TALENT and metaphorically took black entertainment from the streets and brought it up to become THE HIPPEST SHOW IN AMERICA!