October 11, 1992
While I do experience a great deal of anxiety concerning past and current programming, I think it should also be noted that I am very pleased to see African-Americans working and look forward to continued progress both in front of and behind the camera. I realize the struggle inherent in simply bringing a project to air, and I am extremely proud of those who have persevered. As stated in the article, some situation comedies featuring mostly white cast members suffer the same ailments as the programs being examined.
January 28, 1988
Hugh A. Robertson, who was one of the first black film editors in the industry and overcame the prejudice of his time to receive an Academy Award nomination for his work on "Midnight Cowboy," is dead. He was 55 when he died Jan. 10 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles, it was learned this week. Robertson parlayed his editing skills into fulfilling a lifelong dream of directing.
January 5, 1992
The Media Image Coalition of Minorities and Women commends Jon Krampner on his well-researched, comprehensive article on the lack of minority male anchors on prime-time newscasts ("Anchored Out of the Mainstream," Dec. 15). The MIC, formed under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, promotes balanced imagery and increased diversity on television and film. In March, the MIC wrote the news directors of KABC, KNBC and KCBS to urge the inclusion of an African-American anchor in their weekday lineups, as there are none , male or female, on these channels locally.
August 18, 1992 |
A coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has sent a letter to CBS advertisers asking them not to buy commercial time for the pilot of the "Driving Miss Daisy" television series that the network is airing Friday. The letter, dated Aug.
August 12, 1986 |
Ratings-troubled KCBS-TV Channel 2 announced plans Monday for a radically new 4-7 p.m. news lineup that station officials called the "next generation of local news" with "no similar model anywhere in the country." Beginning Sept.
August 20, 1992 |
Robert Guillaume, like many actors and actresses, is not a big fan of watching himself on television. But Guillaume says he has no problem watching his performance as Hoke Colburn, the patient and helpful chauffeur, in the series pilot of "Driving Miss Daisy," a television comedy version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and the Academy Award-winning film airing Friday on CBS at 8 p.m.