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Sarangel
05-24-2001, 04:07 PM
ABC television received the worst grade among four broadcasters for progress on promoting racial diversity in front of and behind the camera, a report by the Multiethnic Coalition says. ABC received a D-minus from the group, which includes the National Latino Media Council, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition and American Indians in Film and Television. General Electric Co.'s NBC earned the highest grade, a C.

The networks were graded on their ability to increase employment of minorities for acting, writing and directing jobs in the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 TV seasons. The networks signed agreements with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other minority groups more than 18 months ago to increase diversity in programming and among senior executives. The NAACP said in January that it may boycott one of the major U.S. TV networks and its advertisers to protest what the group considers a lack of progress.

The other networks surveyed were News Corp.'s Fox and Viacom Inc.'s CBS. Fox received a C-minus, and CBS received a D-plus.
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Source: AOL News

OK, why is it so hard to be color-blind when you hire someone? It shouldn't matter what flavor a person is, but what s/he can do. [steps down, removes soap-box, and retires to the wings]

Sarangel

*Glitter Serenity*
05-25-2001, 08:42 PM
Maybe I shouldn't be getting into this topic, but I don't understand why ABC got such a horrible grade. I have found the ABC shows to be very diverse, now that I think of it. But maybe that's mainly because I only watch figure skating on ABC. But I've seen my favorite figure skater, Michelle Kwan, who is Asian American, do quite a number of advertisements for ABC and their coverage of figure skating. She also has an agreement with Disney to do a number of figure skating specials.
Like I said, I just don't understand...

*Serenity*

Mousekateer55
05-25-2001, 09:29 PM
What about that Black History Month spiel they did?