Jan
01
2011

Letters

PBS, Diversity & Public Media Your November issue’s analysis of PBS news and public affairs programs illuminated a pervasive lack of diversity and gender equity in guest appearances on those shows. While the conclusions to which your exposé point are valid concerns and well substantiated with empirical data, there is one ironic omission. Tavis Smiley on PBS is the only five-night-per-week news and public affairs program on PBS hosted by an African-American. Diversity and inclusion are central tenets that the show has established in its successful seven years of broadcast, as evidenced by the most diverse guestlist of any public […]