One of the most acclaimed weekly shows ever produced was The Cosby Show —92 , starring comedian Bill Cosby. A sequel, the seven-part Roots: The Next Generations , appeared in Achievements by African Americans in the field of broadcast journalism included those of Ed Bradley , who became one of the interviewers for the television newsmagazine 60 Minutes in , and Bryant Gumbel, who became cohost of The Today Show in A former anchor on a local news desk, Oprah Winfrey started a popular daytime talk show in the s that became a cultural phenomenon. She established her own television and film production companies, and her media entertainment empire made her one of the richest and most influential women in the United States. From the s, Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier appeared in more-genuine dramatic roles.
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John Stagliano born November 29, , also known as Buttman , is an American entrepreneur , former pornographic film actor , producer and director who founded and owns the Evil Angel pornographic film studio. Stagliano grew up in the Chicago suburbs,  and attended high school from to He is of Italian  ancestry with some of his grandparents from Florence. In the s, he wrote erotic fiction for a small newspaper, and did some softcore modeling. He replied to an advertisement in the Daily Variety looking for male strippers for the new Chippendales show.
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Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the dramatist W. Gilbert — and the composer Arthur Sullivan — and to the works they jointly created. The two men collaborated on fourteen comic operas between and , of which H. Gilbert, who wrote the libretti for these operas, created fanciful "topsy-turvy" worlds where each absurdity is taken to its logical conclusion—fairies rub elbows with British lords, flirting is a capital offence, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy, and pirates emerge as noblemen who have gone astray. Their operas have enjoyed broad and enduring international success and are still performed frequently throughout the English-speaking world.