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Even though Nat's TV show did well in the ratings, it couldn't find a national sponsor and was soon canceled. Nat then made his famous pronouncement, "Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark," concerning how the "Mad Men" wouldn't touch the popular program. #NatKingCole #racism #advertising #MadMen
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Nat King Cole became the 1st Black to host a weekly TV show in 1956. Earlier that year, Nat was physically assaulted on stage performing in his home state of Alabama by local klansmen. Though his show did well ratings-wise, it struggled to find a national sponsor due to racism. #NatKingCole
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