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Opinion: Can Bill Cosby make TV history again?
CNN
In 1965 Bill Cosby made TV history and changed the face of television. He co-starred in NBC's "I Spy," becoming the first African-American male to star in a prime-time network drama — and won three Emmys doing it. In 1984, two decades later, Cosby made another pioneering TV achievement, reviving the then-dormant sitcom form by starring as the patriarch of a loving family called the Huxtables. Now, 30 years after doctor and dad Cliff Huxtable, and almost 50 years after tennis trainer and secret agent Alexander Scott, NBC is returning to the Bill Cosby well one more time.
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TV's diversity dilemma: A candid conversation with Fox executives
Variety
Despite honorable intentions and a plethora of industry initiatives, the numbers stubbornly refuse to budge. Or so it seems every year when statistics on the employment of minorities and women in television and film are released by the guilds.
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MSNBC's scholar-in-residence: Melissa Harris-Perry
Slate
Even serious journalists covered Michelle Obama's recent 50th birthday People–style, writing about the first lady's hair, her trip to Hawaii, and her latest thoughts about Botox. By contrast, on her MSNBC weekend show, Melissa Harris-Perry turned the birthday into an opportunity to give a lesson on civil rights from an African-American perspective. Talking directly to the camera for a full five minutes, she delivered what felt very much like a freshman history lecture, starting with the 1963 March on Washington and connecting every important event to a milestone in Michelle Obama's life.
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Hooray for Joan Watson: Why well-rounded Asian-American characters matter
Salon
Estelle Tang writes, "While increased representation is welcome, Asian representation on TV has rarely been discussed with the same urgency as LGBT or African-American representation. And while it's not No. 1 on my list of world problems, I can’t help looking back at my childhood self and what she would think of the depth and breadth of roles available to people who resemble her."
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Shonda Rhimes on her DGA Diversity Award: 'We're a tiny bit p-ssed off that there has to be an award'
Entertainment Weekly
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice, is one of the most powerful forces in television. And she doesn’t mince words when something is bothering her. Her latest concern? The Diversity Award that she and Scandal Executive Producer Betsy Beers were given at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles.
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PROGRAMMING


Secuoya, Universal Views sign Hispanic distribution deal
RAPID TV News
Spain's Grupo Secuoya has reinforced its position in the international distribution market through a deal with U.S. company Universal Views targeting the U.S.' Hispanic market and Latin American pay-TV networks, and worth $1 million.
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Bounce TV sets Black History Month celebration
TVNewsCheck.com
African-American multicast network Bounce TV has announced that its Black History Month programming in February will feature a month-long tribute to some of the greatest African American stories, motion pictures and performances of all-time every Sunday night. The tribute will also include a new original short-form series of vignettes from influential African Americans including Ambassador Andrew Young, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), rapper, entrepreneur and actor Ludacris and others sharing their thoughts and perspective on famous African American figures as well as the films being featured.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Fox scores with Hispanic TV, online ad sales for Super Bowl
Reuters
Twenty First Century Fox, whose Fox network is getting an average of $4 million for a 30-second spot on its sold-out Super Bowl telecast, has almost reached that mark on its Spanish-language channel and online video stream. Fox should have sold nearly 90 percent of available advertising time on Fox Deportes by the time the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks take the field on Feb. 2, said Tom Maney, executive vice president of advertising sales at Fox Hispanic Media.
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NAMIC Diversity Digest
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors cited in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of NAMIC.

NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate, and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

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