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CBS praised by national Latino groups despite criticism of network's poor diversity record

CBS praised by national Latino groups despite criticism of network's poor diversity record

After coming under intense fire for its continued lack of progress in featuring minorities and women in leading and key roles, CBS was hailed Tuesday by two national Latino organizations as a “leader” in the inclusion of Latinos in prime- time television.

Heads of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the National Latino Media Council said in a statement that CBS has made impressive strides in honoring a 1999 memorandum of understanding with a multi-ethnic coalition to increase Latino representation in front of and behind the camera.

“In a short amount of time, CBS made substantial changes that have catapulted the network to a leader in the field when it comes to the...

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