NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The controversy over blacks being shutout out of the Hollywood Oscar nomination process examined; statistics concerning black actors and awards given.
(Hollywood: Mike Boettcher) The debate over the controversy about black actors featured; scenes shown of Hattie McDaniel's performance in Gone with the Wind and other Oscar winning black actors. [Actor Tim REID, film school professor Todd BOYD - comment on the invisible barriers black actors and producers face.] [Academy executive director Bruce DAVIS - comments.] Jesse Jackson's organized protest letter quoted. [Writers Guild of America Zara Buggs TAYLOR - says she is not optimistic.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Discussion of the "Hollywood Blackout" with director Spike Lee presented. [LEE - talks about blacks and the movie business.]