Race and Politics

My good friend and occasional colleague Mike Madrid is interviewed extensively in this recently broadcast documentary ostensibly about race and politics. Below is just a clip from the hour-long documentary. You can view the entire show at: race-2012

I have mixed feelings about the program. I’m glad the producers interviewed Mike — and there are several folks who speak articulately on the subject. But for those of us who “live the story” as we used to say in the news business, the material seemed to follow well-worn paths. It’s a difficult subject but because of that it requires more discussion. I think it can serve as a compelling tool for panels and group discussions but PBS all to often doesn’t allow producers to explore this subject matter more profoundly. Curious to get your take on the doc and your thoughts on what’s missing.

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