16 May 2008


Being a WASP who doesn’t know what I’m talking about...

BET Struggles to Relate with Black Viewers

For his part, [Duke professor Mark Anthony] Neal says when he wants to see truly innovative African-American programming, he has to cherry-pick shows all over the menu. The Wire on HBO. Tavis Smiley on PBS. And the rapper, Bonecrusher, guest-judging on Iron Chef. That’s on the Food Network. Neil says he has to use his TiVo to make his own BET.

Isn’t this what we want? Integration instead of segregation. Isn’t this a positive sign that BET isn’t needed anymore?

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