Multicultural couples on TV
A cursory rundown of some key “inter-ethnic” moments on TV
1951: CBS producers worry that the viewers will never believe Cuban-born Desi Arnaz as Lucille Ball’s husband
1957: Alan Freed’s weekly rock n roll show on ABC is canceled shortly after black singer Frankie Lymon dances with a white girl
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1968: Captain Kirk of “Star Trek” plants a smooch on Lietant Uhura – network TV’s first black-white kiss
1975: In “The Jeffersons” George’s married neighbors are a black and white couple
1998: In “Ally McBeal” the show’s heroine falls for Greg, a black doctor,. Richard Fish cozies up to Lin Woo.
2000: On “Will & Grace” Debra Messing’s Grace dates guest-star Gregory Hines in an ongoing story line
2001: “Six Feet Under” has interracial romance of a gay couple: Michael C. Hall and Mathew St. Patrick
2003: “Friends” introduces Charlie, a black woman who catches the eye of Ross.
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