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CONUS Archive
174561
MINORITIES AND TELEVISION (11/29/1999)
CENTURY CITY, CALIFORNIA
Pkg
11/29/1999
30:25
1:32
Century City, California 0:22-0:27 Kweisi Mfume, NAACP President 0:41-0:46 Peter Thorne, Reporting 0:59-1:04 Leslie Moonves, President, CBS Television
Sot, MFUME SPEAKING AT PUBLIC HEARING, PRESSER, SOT, NAACP BANNER, REPORTER STANDUP, EXT OF CBS BUILDING, MOONVES SOT, MFUME SOT, TELEVISION SCREEN, PUBLIC HEARING.
The NAACP holds a day long hearing into the diversity issues relating to network television programming and hiring.
LEAD: BOYCOTTS, PICKETING, AND LARGE SCALE PROTESTS. THAT'S WHAT THE HEAD OF THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P SAYS THE MAJOR T-V NETWORKS COULD FACE IF THEY DON'T START FEATURING MORE MINORITIES. WE GET THE STORY FROM PETER THORNE. SCRIPT: (SOT) "We insist on some sense of diversity and inclusion." NAACP PRESIDENT KWEISI MFUME IN TOWN FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON RACISM IN T-V HIRING. RENEWING HIS WARNING TO THE BIG FOUR TELEVISION NETWORKS, "GET REAL ABOUT PUTTING MORE MINORITIES IN FRONT OF, AND BEHIND THE CAMERA'S OR GET READY FOR BOYCOTTS, PUBLIC PROTEST, OR EVEN LAWSUITS." AFTER THE MEETING MFUME EXPLAINED WHY. (SOT) "There are people hurting all over the place, as a result of denial of opportunities... that have to be addressed." TODAY'S(MONDAY'S) PUBLIC HEARING RAN ALL DAY. 200 PEOPLE SHOWED UP, BUT THERE WERE THREE BIG NAMED NO SHOWS. ABSENT, THE PRESIDENTS OF ABC, NBC AND FOX. (REPORTER STANDUP) "All the top executives from the major networks were invited to attend today's(Monday's), NAACP public hearing, but only the head guy from here, CBS-TV, bothered to show up and address the group in person." CBS PRESIDENT LESLIE MOONVES SAID CBS PRIMETIME IS FULL OF MINORITY FACES AND WILL STAY THAT WAY. (SOT) "We at CBS are acutely aware of our obligations to serve the public interest." DURING THE BREAK, I TALKED WITH MFUME ONE ON ONE, AND ASKED IF HE FELT SNUBBED BY THE PRESIDENTS OF ABC, NBC AND FOX. (SOT) "It means there's a lot more that they can do to underscore their resolve, if in fact, it does exist." MFUME SLAMS THIS YEAR'S BIG FOUR TV SEASON AS A "WHITE-WASH", HE'S THREATENING A BACKLASH IN THE COURTS AND ON THE STREETS. IN CENTURY CITY, I'M PETER THORNE, U-P-N NEWS 13. SUNRISE
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Keywords

RACISM
MINORITIES
TELEVISION
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