ERIC Number: ED081183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-30
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"The Real Power", An Interview With Benjamin L. Hooks, the First Black to be Appointed a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Despite the fact that the television industry has made some progress away from its totally white orientation, the industry as a whole still has a long way to go before it can be said to afford fair treatment to blacks. More blacks must gain access to the centers of power--such as the Federal Communications Commission--from which change emanates, and the networks must provide greatly improved opportunities for minority employment in responsible positions. Secondly, television, through its entertainment programing and its function as a new medium, must present a more accurate picture of grassroots black America in order to help blacks build better self-images and to provide whites with a better understanding of blacks. Finally, Congress must begin to use its power, particularly through the authorization of funds for public television, in ways which will encourage attention to the needs and accomplishments of black Americans. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.