Episode 50

August 28, 2018


Revisiting Season 1’s “Color of Truth – August 8, 1955”

Revisiting Season 1’s “Color of Truth – August 8, 1955”
Fate's Wide Wheel: A Quantum Leap Podcast
Revisiting Season 1’s “Color of Truth – August 8, 1955”

Aug 28 2018 | 01:57:16


Show Notes

We’re taking a couple of weeks off for other events and to tweak our format. Here’s one from the archives!

Sam leaps into Jesse Tyler, an elderly black chauffeur to Ms. Melny Trafford, an elderly white women. Sam is there to prevent Ms. Melny from driving her car into the path of an oncoming train the following day, but when Sam, unaware he’s leapt into a black man, sits at a lunch counter in segregated Red Dog, Alabama, he sets off a series of events that puts other lives at risk.

One of Quantum Leap‘s most iconic and critically-acclaimed episodes, it also has some elements some may deem problematic by today’s standards. Guest Christopher J. Steward returns to to discuss the episode, delving deep into race and racism, how far we’ve come and how far we haven’t.

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