… what else? Networks have long been very careful about taking “risks” with what they’ll show, but — without getting into the pluses and minuses of each — shows as far back as The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Cosby Show, and A Different World all demonstrated that there is a white audience for black casts. Then when cable started pushing content boundaries, they proved that most shows with a talented ca…
I agree Sherry. Having the best person for the job, even when attempting to push boundaries (which shouldn’t be to offend certain segments of the population) is super important. So I guess I’m going to have to put you on those people at NBC lol. Tell them White people aren’t afraid of good Black and Brown journalist. We need our allies to speak. When it comes from White people, especially White women, they seem to be able to receive the criticisms better.
As for Megyn, she falls in line with all the other bad firings and hirings NBC has made over the years. I will never understand the men who make these impulsive, mediocre decisions to plunge them deeper into the irrelevant and forgotten abyss. While I’m sure Megyn had her followers, the majority of them likely followed her from Fox. Maybe that was the intended goal. They can all go on back over yonder way now lol.
I still watch all the Black classics on tv everyday. It’s the only thing I can tolerate, besides news and music television. I just find them more realistic and the shows had far more substance than shows do today. They told real stories or real grinds and racial issues, many of which are still relevant today.