At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) let NBC Universal head Jeff Zucker know how unhappy she is about what she says is a lack of African American actors and shows on NBC, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"Is there some assumption that black programming is not profitable?" Waters asked Zucker. When he tried to point to the network’s history of such shows, she said, "That was then and now is now," and added, according to the paper, that "Black viewers deserve the kind of content they feel good about. … I don’t understand why you don’t pursue it and why you don’t do it."