Here is a compelling lost chapter from the history of American broadcasting: trailblazing Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong had an early television show in which she played a crime-solving, globe-trotting gallery owner.
Do you, by any chance, work at a television station that was part of RKO’s syndication network in 1969 and 1970? If so, please check for any remaining tapes from the historically important but sadly apparently lost Della!, America’s first syndicated talk show hosted by a black woman.
Friends, we have witnessed the passing of a golden age. Lifetime is going mainstream, and that means the heyday of the frantically titled, wildly dramatic Lifetime movie—cousin to the Harlequin category romance and the dramatic true stories that packed the women's magazines of the 1980s—is gone. Alas, we hardly knew…