HUMANITAS Benefactors Nina Tassler and Paul Lee Join Panel on Diversity


mediacon1The heads of entertainment at ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC put aside network rivalries and took some time away from pilot season to talk about diversity in primetime as part of Thursday’s daylong conference hosted by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

The confab at the Universal Hilton opened with the keynote panel featuring Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, Fox Broadcasting COO Joe Earley and NBC Entertainment prexy Jennifer Salke.

Lee cited Shonda Rhimes’ hit drama series “Scandal” as an example of a successful program that incorporates diversity, saying, “We’re immensely proud with what we’ve done with ‘Scandal,’ particularly in terms of diversity.”

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