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Amid Criticism NBC Lacks Diversity, NBCU President Jeff Zucker Is Going on the Road to Tout ‘Undercovers’ at Black Journalists’ Conference

Jun 18, 2010  •  Post A Comment

With diversity being one of the issues in Comcast’s deal to take over NBC Universal, the media company is sending President Jeff Zucker to tout "Undercovers" — which centers around two black characters — to the National Association of Black Journalists, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

The article points out that Zucker’s appearance comes less than two weeks after Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) took issue with the lack of black actors on NBC’s prime-time lineup. Also appearing with Zucker at the conference will be Boris Kodjoe, one of the stars of the show, "Access Hollywood" host Shaun Robinson and NBC’s chief diversity officer, Paula Madison.

The report also says that even though "Undercovers," which follows a married couple who happen to be spies, features two black characters, the actors portraying them don’t have American roots and instead come from Austria and Britain.

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