CNN’s Just-Announced Prime-Time Lineup Comes Under Fire

Jul 8, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CNN has drawn criticism for its prime-time lineup, which the news network has just overhauled as it tries to reverse its recent ratings woes.

The criticism is coming from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which says CNN’s prime-time lineup is too white as it doesn’t feature any African-American hosts or anchors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CNN this week announced a new schedule that features Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Piers Morgan, a lineup that the civil rights group says has a "glaring omission." The new schedule reinforces "the broader trend reflected in the overall lack of people of color as prime-time news anchors," the NAACP said.

The group’s Hollywood Bureau Executive Director, Vic Bullock, plans to meet with presidents of news divisions to talk about the problem, the story adds.

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  1. I see a number of African-American anchors and reporters on CNN. Do they solely look at prime time? Jeez, what does the NAACP say about FOX News? Oh, that’s right. Juan Williams is a regular on O’Reilly Factor.

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