Soul Train

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It's the SOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUL TRAIN! Pop music has always had shows like American Bandstand to sing its praises, but R&B music had to wait a while for its own major weekly showcase. Just the same, Soul Train proved to be well worth the wait when it hit the airwaves in the 1970s. This weekly extravaganza, which showed off the latest and greatest in soul music and dance moves, became a national sensation in the mid-1970s and became a pop culture juggernaut that broke new ground for African-American entertainment. Soul Train was the brainchild of radio announcer Don Cornelius. After studying broadcasting in college, Cornelius got a job at WVON, one of Chicago's most popular urban radio stations. During this time, he pondered breaking into television with a dance and music show from an African-American perspective. In 1969, he produced a pilot episode and dubbed it "Soul Train" after a local radio promotion he had done in Chicago. The pilot impressed the Sears Roebuck Company, whic

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 77985
  • Status Ended
  • First Aired October 2, 1971
  • Recent March 25, 2006
  • Airs Saturday, at 1:00pm
  • Network Syndication
  • Average Runtime 60 minutes
  • Genres Musical Talk Show
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Original Language English
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Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials March 1987 December 2004 16
Season 1 October 1971 April 1972 30
Season 2 September 1972 August 1973 37
Season 3 August 1973 July 1974 39
Season 4 September 1974 June 1975 39
Season 5 August 1975 June 1976 39
Season 6 August 1976 May 1977 39
Season 7 August 1977 May 1978 39
Season 8 August 1978 May 1979 40
Season 9 September 1979 June 1980 32
Season 10 September 1980 June 1981 32
Season 11 September 1981 July 1982 32
Season 12 October 1982 July 1983 24
Season 13 October 1983 June 1984 28
Season 14 September 1984 June 1985 32
Season 15 October 1985 June 1986 28
Season 16 September 1986 June 1987 32
Season 17 September 1987 June 1988 32
Season 18 September 1988 June 1989 32
Season 19 September 1989 June 1990 32
Season 20 September 1990 June 1991 32
Season 21 September 1991 June 1992 32
Season 22 September 1992 June 1993 32
Season 23 October 1993 June 1994 32
Season 24 September 1994 June 1995 32
Season 25 September 1995 June 1996 32
Season 26 October 1996 May 1997 31
Season 27 September 1997 June 1998 32
Season 28 September 1998 June 1999 32
Season 29 September 1999 June 2000 32
Season 30 September 2000 June 2001 32
Season 31 October 2001 July 2002 28
Season 32 September 2002 June 2003 32
Season 33 October 2003 June 2004 28
Season 34 October 2004 June 2005 24
Season 35 November 2005 March 2006 16
Unassigned Episodes 0
Season From To Episodes
Unassigned Episodes 1133
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Season From To Episodes
Season 1 0
Unassigned Episodes 1133

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