Apr 24, 2017

Dr. Boyd on "LA Riots: 25 Years Later"


Dr. Boyd is featured on History Channel's new documentary "LA Riots: 25 Years Later". This documentary looks at the racial injustice set in Los Angeles leading up to the LA Riots on April 29, 1992.

 "The story is told through a variety of voices from citizens, council members, law enforcement, rescuers and even from those who committed crimes. The documentary provides a historical perspective through a contemporary lens drawing parallels between the racial injustices of our past and present." - History.com

Apr 21, 2017

Dr. Boyd featured on "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History"



Dr. Boyd will be featured on CNN's new original series "Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History". This eight-part series investigates the music tied to iconic moments in history, traversing history through music from the March on Washington all the way through to Hurricane Katrina. It will begin airing Thursdays at 10 pm ET/PT starting April 20.





Feb 27, 2017

Dr. Boyd on the NFL Network in Classic Games in Black History and "The Forgotten Four"



Dr. Todd Boyd on the NFL Network

During the month of February, Dr. Boyd appeared on the NFL Network during the airing of a block of programming titled "Classic Games in Black History."  These were rebroadcasts of several games deemed historically important because of their racial significance.  The games include, Super Bowl XXII, when Washington's Doug Williams became the first African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The L.A. Raiders vs. New York Jets from the 1989 regular season, when Art Shell became the first black NFL head coach of the modern era, and Super Bowl XLI where two Tony Dungy faced his former protegee Lovie Smith, as two African American head coaches lead their respective teams on the biggest stage. The network also aired the documentary "Forgotten Four" about the integration of the NFL in 1946.  Dr. Boyd provided both pre and post game commentary for each game, as well as commentary about the history of integrating the NFL prior to the airing of the documentary.   

Steve Wyche and Dr. Todd Boyd on the NFL Network


"The Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football"

 
"The Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football" seeks to explain why four brave African-American men who re-integrated professional football have been left out of memory when they broke the color barrier in professional football before Jackie Robinson in professional baseball.

Feb 10, 2017

Dr. Boyd featured on "History of Comedy"



 Dr. Boyd will be featured on CNN's new original series "History of Comedy". This new series explores what makes us laugh, why, and how that's influenced our social and political landscape throughout history. Now airing Thursdays at 10 pm PST on CNN.




Jan 25, 2017

Dr. Boyd on NBC Nightly News


Dr. Boyd discusses the diversity in this year's Oscar nominations on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. He addresses the overall landscape of hollywood's diversity in comparison to the year to year approach the Oscar's reign in.

Watch the full clip here: 2017 Oscar Nominations


Jan 13, 2017

At All Costs streaming now on Netflix





Executive Producer Dr. Todd Boyd's newest project At All Costs is now streaming on Netflix. This documentary follows the lives of the individuals who are entrenched in the competitive field of AAU basketball.









Nov 28, 2016

"Louis Armstrong" feat. Dr. Boyd on The History Channel






USC Professor Dr. Todd Boyd talks about Louis Armstrong, Armstrong's love of weed and his feelings on Eisenhower. This segment is featured on History Channel's Night Class.