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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-11 11:32 PM
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NAACP: Networks Need African American Anchors
"The NAACP is deeply concerned with the lack of African American journalists in prime time news, both on cable and national network news shows, said NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous. "In the spirit of award-winning African American journalists, from W.E.B. Dubois to Ed Bradley, the NAACP feels it is critical to bring this disparity, and the broader trend reflected in the overall lack of people of color as prime time news anchors, to the attention of the top officials at all of the major broadcast and cable news stations."

But Jealous had some positive things to say as well. "We recognize and appreciate that MSNBC often has guest hosts like the Reverend Al Sharpton, and CNN, CBS and NBC have weekend anchors like TJ Holmes, Don Lemon, Russ Mitchell and Lester Holt," he added, but NAACP is looking for headliners. "Nonetheless, we encourage all networks to acknowledge the talent that exists and to increase the diversity among their prime time anchors and hosts."

full: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/470685-NAACP_N...
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-11 02:53 PM
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1. No Negroes on Fox N/T
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DAMANgoldberg Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:13 AM
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2. 2 names to add...
Fredricka Whitfield CNN Weekend Dayside
Harris Faulkner FOX Report Weekend replacing Julie Banderas
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-11 03:53 PM
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3. Laruen Green is a longtime Fox anchor
She used to be the morning anchor, providing the news breaks during the child's table that is Fox and Friends. It says here she's now the religion correspondent.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/lauren-gree...

Apparently she was also Miss Minnesota in the mid 1980s.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-11 08:22 PM
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4. On our local Atlanta station WSB TV, there is a black
anchor broadcasting 3 times a day, Fred Blankenship, and another popular one is Monica Pearson, who has been on WSB TV for years.
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