ABC's new drama Scandal, from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, depicts a powerful black woman in Washington, D.C.: Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a top-flight crisis manager. Critic Eric Deggans says the show is an example of programming increasingly aimed at black female viewers.
Former NBC Today show host Katie Couric hosts ABC's Good Morning America this week. Media watchers wonder whether Couric's fill-in stint can generate enough interest to knock Today out of its top morning ratings slot. David Greene talks about it with Brian Stelter of The New York Times.
The growing U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to compete for that audience with a new TV network and several new cable channels — and they're not all in Spanish.
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