December 8, 2010
' Naturalist John James Audubon's "Birds of America" sold at auction in London on Tuesday for $10 million, making it the world's most expensive book. FOR THE RECORD: "Birds of America": A Quick Takes item in the Dec. 8 Calendar section said that a rare edition of John James Audubon's "Birds of America" had been sold at auction for $10 million, making it the world's most expensive book. That figure excluded the buyer's premium, which was added later and brought the price to $11,567,575.
October 31, 2007 |
Closely mirroring last year's findings, a coalition of minority advocacy groups on Tuesday concluded that the four major television networks had made some progress in increasing ethnic diversity in front of and behind the camera but still fell short in demonstrating an overall commitment to cultural diversity in their prime-time lineups.
October 14, 2003 |
A report released Monday by an advocacy group monitoring diversity on TV applauded the increasing visibility of blacks and Latinos in front of and behind TV cameras, but lamented the continuing invisibility of Asians and Native Americans. Leaders of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition, which tracks how well ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox are honoring a 1999 agreement to increase diversity, said at a news conference that they would continue to pressure the networks to better reflect a multicultural society.
February 7, 2004 |
Latino television viewers are undercounted by the company that has a monopoly on measuring TV audiences, hurting the odds of success for Latino-oriented programs, a group claims. Nielsen Media Research's methodology is at fault, a study released this week by the National Latino Media Council contends. Among other problems, the council said, is that the company fails to include enough U.S.-born Latinos in its sample, skewing its ratings for Latino viewers of English-language shows.
December 17, 2002 |
NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, National Latino Media Council Chairman Esteban Torres, American Indians in Film & Television President Sonny Skyhawk and leaders of the Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium launched a campaign in early 2000 to pressure the four major networks to increase cultural diversity in their prime-time lineups.
December 3, 2005 |
Three minority advocacy groups reported this week that the four major broadcast TV networks have made some strides in increasing ethnic diversity in front of and behind the camera, but still have fallen short in demonstrating an overall commitment to multiculturalism.