The White Shadow
- 3 Seasons
People gathered around their television sets back in the late 1970s and early 80s to watch a television drama that starred Ken Howard. Ken Howard played the role of a former professional basketball player that decides to take a job at an inner city high school coaching a basketball team. This television series featured a white actor taking the role of a teacher in a mostly black high school. At the time, it was considered a groundbreaking television series. The series was closer to reality than a number of other series that were very popular at the time. The series covered a wide range of topics that affect teens too. The show was praised for introducing very realistic characters to a television show. For example, Ken Howard played a formed Chicago Bulls basketball player that is forced to take a teaching and coaching job after a serious injury. The series covered very serious subjects that ranged from drug addiction to sexually transmitted disease.