I think I've decided I'm going to post out here, weekly, who, precisely, is included and excluded on our local PBS station, KCPT's two weekly news shows as to who is on it and who is off. I've pointed out here, several times, how few minorities are included on the shows. And the shows are "Ruckus" and "Kansas City Week In Review."
Normally, weekly, it is virtually always, as I've shown, merely and only, singularly, white people. Maybe one woman, one white woman but that's it. No Blacks. No Hispanics. No Asians. No one else but white people as though we are some Northeast United States, completely white society and any input from anyone else is unnecessary.
This week, a small gain was made in that "Kansas City Week In Review' with Nick Haines had---count 'em!---one "person of color." They included one, one Black man, God love 'em.
But check this out.
For that one Black person, that one Black person in the chair this week?
The female got bumped.
Apparently, on this show, if not on KCPT, period, they can only allow one minority. One minority at a time.
Isn't that wonderful?
Meanwhile, back on "Ruckus"?
Once again, one more time, the "Ruckus" show had nothing but middle-aged--or older--white males. And yes, they included, on this program, one white woman.
Bless their little hearts.
KCPT and PBS does so much good otherwise and gives us such great programming otherwise but on these two weekly news programs?
They fail the city greatly.