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Apr 22, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“I think that viewers tend to identify with characters that are like themselves or people they know. So, where do we go? Maybe more diverse characters with the cultural differences being a facet of the show that is explored as it moves throughout the episodes.”
John Keyes, programming coordinator, WFTV (ABC), Orlando, Fla.
“`Bernie Mac’ is my favorite show, and I’m white. With `Friends,’ there’s not a big crossover because people like to see some semblance of themselves. But why [whites] aren’t watching `Bernie Mac’ is beyond me. To me it’s as funny as `The Cosby Show.”’
Diane Holloway, TV critic, Austin (Texas) American-Statesman
“Back in the ’80s, `The Cosby Show’ was popular with all ethnic groups. Should we really assume only black viewers watch black shows and white viewers watch white shows? I’m an African American, and I like `West Wing,’ `Alias’ and `One on One.”’
Della Crews, anchor, News 12 New Jersey