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TCA 2014: ABC President Paul Lee showcases more diverse lineup
TCA 2014: ABC President Paul Lee showcases more diverse lineup

ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.   The broadcast networks have traditionally cast white actors in lead roles, calculating that they would help boost a show's chances of success in the ratings and international sales. Not only that, but the creative team behind the camera has also been typically white as well. But those traditional biases are fading, Paul Lee, ABC's entertainment president, said Tuesday during ABC's presentation at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour in Beverly Hills. ...

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