Flip Wilson Show

This Day in Miss Black America History: Miss Black America, Joyce Warner on The Flip Wilson Show


February 24, 1972, Miss Black America 1971, Joyce Warner appeared on The Flip Wilson Show along side Miss Black America Pageant Finalists Cheryl Burt, Sarah Neely and Rochelle Callender for Season 2, Episode 3.

The Flip Wilson Show was an hour-long variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show.

The show consisted of many skits over 60 minutes. It also broke new ground in American television by using a 'Theatre-in-the-Round' stage format, with the audience seated on all sides of a circular performance area (with some seats located behind the sketch sets on occasion).

Our 1971 pageant finalist had the opportunity to perform their talent on a national television.

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