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Obama Takes Shot at TV Networks Over Race

By    |   Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 09:27 PM

President Barack Obama took a dig at the television networks over their coverage of race in America during Sunday night's Kennedy Center awards, The Washington Times reports.

Comic actor Lily Tomlin was one of the honorees, and while talking about her, Obama noted she and Richard Pryor had performed an acclaimed skit on her variety show in 1973. The skit, titled "Juke and Opal" was about two black people in a diner.

"One reviewer called it 'the most profound meditation on race and class that I have ever seen on a major network' — which says something both about Lily and the major networks," Obama said.

Other honorees were actor Tom Hanks, singers Al Green and Sting, and ballet dancer Patricia McBride.

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President Barack Obama took a dig at the television networks over their coverage of race in America during Sunday night's Kennedy Center awards, The Washington Times reports.
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