Diversity on Screen

Diversity on Screen

Are the characters you see on TV and in the movies as diverse as our society is? We talk about the roles available for minority actors.

The cable television era has given rise to channels geared toward every possible audience. But did it also make broadcast shows less diverse? And the movie business is an increasingly global industry, but some say that shift limits roles for minorities. From 'The Cosby Show' to 'Community' and 'Shaft' to 'Precious', we explore the roles available for minority actors and whether screens big and small reflect reality.

Guests

David White

Executive Director, Screen Actors Guild

Jennice Fuentes

Film Critic, Pop-Culture Commentator, Global Grind, Latino Scoop

Eric Deggans

TV and Media Critic, St. Petersburg Times

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