Before There Were Wardrobe Malfunctions...

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about PBS and other TVShows topics.

What was the first television program ever to show nudity?

Before There Were Wardrobe Malfunctions...

In the early days of television, PBS was the the only station that aired mild nudity in its programs via documentaries or films that warranted such context. In 1977, when ABC aired Roots , a story of slavery in the south, a number of African-American women were shone topless to lend to the reality of the storyline. This happened in 1980 as well when the made-for-TV movie Gauguin, the story of artist Paul Gauguin, showed full-frontal female nudity.

However, in 1983, Steven Bochco's baseball drama on NBC, Bay City Blues was the first to show male actors nude in a locker room scene.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this TVShows Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
PJ Campbell