SHORT TAKES : ‘Frank’s Place’ Stars Honored

<i> From Times staff and wire service reports</i>

Tim Reid and Daphne Maxwell Reid, who starred in the 1987-88 television series “Frank’s Place,” and Reps. John Bryant and Al Swift won this year’s top awards from the National Assn. of Black Owned Broadcasters, the organization announced.

The Reids, who starred in the CBS-TV series, were honored for “portraying black Americans in a positive and realistic light,” the group said in giving them its Outstanding Leadership in Communications Award.

The award also went to Bryant, a Texas Democrat, and Swift, a Washington Democrat.

“Mr. and Mrs. Reid have provided positive images on and off the screen and have elevated the status of black Americans in the television industry,” said Lois Wright, counsel to the organization’s board of directors, which began giving out the awards in 1985.


The National Assn. of Black Owned Broadcasters is a Washington-based trade organization representing black owners of radio and television stations and cable systems.