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Commentary: Shouldn’t The Oscars Broadcast Represent America?

  • February 24th, 2014

When it comes to televised award shows, here’s a little something you may have never considered. While the show’s TV producers have no say over who gets nominated, or who wins, they have significant control over who appears as the host and all of those who turn up as presenters.  That’s why the list of…

Commentary: A “Switched” OTP – Why I’m Rooting For Daphne and Campbell

  • January 27th, 2014

By Monterey Buchanan I don’t normally get that worked up about TV couples.  Once you watch a few shows you realize that certain couples are going to be together in the end, and anyone standing in the way of that won’t last long: Lizzie and Gordo, Jim and Pam, Ross and Rachel; Ryan Murphy even…

Commentary: What Color Is Peter Pan?

  • January 21st, 2014

The issue, to me, is not whether Peter Pan is played by a man or a woman. The issue is whether Peter Pan has to be white. Perhaps I should back up. On Sunday afternoon, via tweets (and later articles) resulting from the semi-annual Television Critics Association press conferences in Los Angeles, NBC announced that the…

News: AAPD Releases 2013 Compendium on Disability Statistics

  • December 11th, 2013

Gap in Employment for People with Disabilities Remains Too Wide http://www.aapd.com/resources/press-room/aapd-releases-the-2013.html Washington, DC (December 11, 2013) – Today, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, is pleased to announce the publication of the 2013 Compendium on Disability Statistics. The gap in employment for people with disabilities compared to people without disabilities…

Commentary: What’s Your Next Move, Lorne Michaels?

  • November 4th, 2013

As the first step in a long-overdue effort to address an ongoing deficiency in its casting practices, the opening sketch of this week’s Saturday Night Live wasn’t bad. In the wake of ongoing questions about its decades-long lack of black female cast members (only four in almost 40 years), the show had gone seriously wrong…