Wednesday, July 27, 2011
"Of all the large news organizations that are struggling for footing in the digital media reality, CNN has invested in covering people of color in the U.S. at a time where the Black presence on cable and network news outlets is limited to the occasional on-air talent. It’s not just about the color, we want to focus on issues that simply have been under-covered,” says CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien.
O'Brien leads a CNN unit called “In America,” that produces documentaries like Black in America and Latino in America.
“I think that if our unit can be successful, and I mean critical success, rating success and with viewers. I think that if you do well, audiences will look and say, ‘Gee, I didn’t really think about it before.'"
Read full interview: Soledad O'Brien Makes CNN Pay Attention to US in the U.S. from TheLoop21.com