Friday, July 23, 2010
My Thoughts: Latinas left out of new CBS Daytime Talk Show
Remember there have been quite a few openings after some hosts were fired or left on their own to pursue other opportunities: Lisa Ling, Rosie O'Donnell, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, and Debbie Matenopoulos.
So while we wait for our turn to sit on one of those golden chairs on The View, I thought maybe, just maybe a Latina would get a chance to represent us on the new CBS daily daytime talk show hosted by mothers. I mean, we are the fastest, growing minority group in the country. That should mean something right?
The show doesn't have a name yet, but they'll be chatting about entertainment and news stories. Hey Latinas can talk about that too. We can talk about Brad Pitt and the Oscars: as well as immigration, racism, and being bicultural and bilingual. Though I want to support a new women's show; another part of me says "Hey you weren't even invited to the table."
I'll have to think real hard on whether I can support another show that doesn't represent the fastest minority group in the country. At least "As The World Turns" had two Latinos at one time on the soap opera.
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Thanks for listening!
Founder of Wise Latinas Linked
Posted by Rebecca Aguilar at 2:55 AM