Transcript for ‘Soul of a Nation’ explores the issue of diversity in the entertainment industry
The issue of diversity in the entertainment industry is among the topics explored in "Soul of a nation," which our friend janai Norman will be a part of as well. The first broadcast network news magazine that aims to put black life in America front and center. Here's a look. And the other half of the formula is also allowing more black filmmakers and more screen writers to tell their story. At some point you got to decide for yourself who you're going to be. "Black panther" is an example of that. A mostly black cast, with a black director, and black screenwriter and they hit the billion-dollar mark. If you think of Ryan coogler to creed, to black panther, here you got a real black dude from the bay and he's like, now, I'm making films. People like ava duvernay who's prove to be a lightning rod. You can do this. You had the black producers and you have the Issa Rae who get to be the leading ladies. You can have a movie like "Girls trip" where you're seeing the black women doing the comedy antics that are usually only reserved for black men. Hopefully moving forward we can continue to see more of these stories being told. The swath of the black experience and the black creative experience. Some powerful stories there. "Soul of a nation," examines the black lived experience in America premieres this Tuesday, March 2nd, at 10:00 P.M. Eastern. I still can't get over the fact that "I may destroy you" didn't get any nominations. That show was incredible. Coming up here on "Gma" -- Bruno Mars making an
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