Following the saboteur antics of a prankster focus group that reportedly convinced company officials the drink was not only palatable but delicious, PepsiCo announced Thursday the launch of its new Mountain Dew CinnaBlast beverage.
BURBANK, CAGeorge Jefferson, the gruff and opinionated African-American character who debuted on All In The Family in 1973, will be honored in a series of television spots celebrating Black Televsion History Month. "George Jefferson proved that a black man can 'move on up' in the TV world if he stays true to his beliefs and works hard on TV," said Spike Lee, who will direct the 60-second spots honoring Jefferson. "He wasn't a perfect husband to Weezy or a perfect boss to his maid, Florence, but he paved the way for the black television characters who would follow." Actor Sherman Hemsley, who played Jefferson, will not be honored.