Jan 9, 2008

A Nudge In The Right Direction

Scripps Network owns Food Network. According to their website they are firm believers in diversity and want to promote diversity. With that said there are no Black, Latino or Asian chefs/cooks on their line up for 2008. What you get instead is Paula Deen, a white woman from the South, cooking an African peanut stewed beef dish. I kid you not.

For five years I worked in the public relations group for Time Warner. Time Warner is one of the largest media companies in the world. What made them change their policies and practices was the bottom line. What influenced those changes were messages from consumers and viewers like you.

I'm asking all my faithful readers to take some time to send their Public Affairs Manager, which is listed below, a quick note about the lack of DIVERSITY in Food Networks casts of chefs and cooks.

I know there will be a well thought out and carefully worded response to your email or letter. May I suggest you include in your initial communication how there are several OTHER networks who are getting it right and perhaps you'll just tune in to those shows.

Stephanie Halouma | Public Affairs Manager
9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville TN 37932

P.S. Thank you Junior for the heads up.

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