‘Fashion Police’ host Griffin gets Oscars red carpet ready
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‘Fashion Police’ host Griffin gets Oscars red carpet ready

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin likes to joke (or is she serious?) that, one year on her tax return, she put her profession as “Anonymous.” Such is her multi-hyphenate stature: a standup comic, sitcom star, reality-show queen, periodic D-Lister and, now, host of “Fashion Police,” E! network’s rollicking red-carpet rip. Griffin has retrieved the … Continue reading

How much is too much television?
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How much is too much television?

  NEW YORK (AP) — Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there’s not enough time to see everything on her list. As the chief programmer for PBS, Hoppe has a business reason to stay current. So if … Continue reading

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity
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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

    “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not about being diverse. It’s about being true to the world.” His show comes 15 years after civil rights groups, galvanized by a lineup of new network series almost entirely devoid of minority … Continue reading

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity
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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. “I saw ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ and thought, ‘What part of New York is this?’” recalled Barris, who is black. “It’s not … Continue reading