The Other Side to 'Oscars So White'
January 26, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman
There is no question that Hollywood needs more diversity, but is Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars to help all African Americans, or is it sour grapes because her husband, Will, wasn't nominated? Today's guest is reeling from a similar boycott. When Dave Christiano, producer/director of the upcoming film, "Remember the Goal," posted his trailer on social media, he received a backlash of hate. People wanted to know why their were no black actors in his movie about a high school girls' cross country team. Dave, a former cross country runner and coach, himself, is passionate about presenting his sport as accurately as possible. He says, "The reason why my cast of runners is all Caucasian is because 99.9% of the girls who run cross country in America are Caucasian." He asks, "Should the NBA be forced to draft old short white men?" Today's controversial show presents all sides-and reminds listeners of many past African American Oscar winners.
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Dr. Carole Lieberman
Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.