white men dominate in TV

from http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/variety/20040718/va_tv_ne/tv_still_white_male_realm

This is disappointing. Maybe I should be changing my concentration from media criticism to media production. :-/

Info from the Director's Guild of America.

Devoid of diversity

The DGA singled out six shows as hiring no women or minority directors -- "Friends," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Navy NCIS," "Becker," "Less Than Perfect" and "Malcolm in the Middle."

Nine more shows hired no women directors -- "CSI," "Without a Trace," "Law & Order: SVU," "JAG," "Yes, Dear," "24," "According to Jim," "The District" and "Good Morning, Miami." And four did not use any minority directors -- "Law and Order," 'Two and a Half Men," "Judging Amy" and "8 Simple Rules."

The DGA also singled out "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Friends" and "JAG" for never hiring a women director over the last four seasons and "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Judging Amy" for not hiring minority directors during that time.

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