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TCA 2014: CBS chief Nina Tassler grilled on casting diversity
TCA 2014: CBS chief Nina Tassler grilled on casting diversity

CBS may be America’s most popular network, but critics claim its new fall lineup doesn’t reflect America. The chairwoman of CBS Entertainment faced tough questioning about diversity during a Thursday meeting with reporters at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills. Critics attacked CBS for almost exclusively programming shows with large white casts but token or nonexistent minority representation. “When we talk about diversity, we talk about the entire breadth of the network, not just one genre,” network chief Nina Tassler said in response to the criticisms. She pointed out that the star of the sci-fi thriller “Extant” — which topped the ratings...

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