History 4 All: TV’s ‘The Scene’ showcased Detroit’s spirit and culture

Celebrating Black History Month with local stories that matter

Black history is American history. This month, Local 4 has been diving into the rich and trying history of Black Americans, and we're sharing what we've learned in this History 4 All special. In this segment, we’re taking a look back at “The Scene”: A TV show that showcased Detroit’s spirit and culture through music and movement on the nation’s first-ever Black owned television station WGPR.

DETROIT – In celebration of Black History Month, Local 4 is diving into the rich and trying history of Black Americans, especially right here in Michigan.

In this segment of our History 4 All special, we’re taking a look back at “The Scene”: A TV show that showcased Detroit’s spirit and culture in the 1970s through music and movement on the nation’s first-ever Black owned television station WGPR.

Watch the full segment in the video player above.


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Victor Williams joined Local 4 News in October of 2019 after working for WOIO in Cleveland, OH, WLOX News in Biloxi, MS, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. Victor developed a love for journalism after realizing he was a great speaker and writer at an early age.