Obama Weighs in on Oscars Diversity Debate, Super Bowl

Obama made the remarks in a series of wide-ranging interviews.

— -- President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the controversy over diversity in the Oscars during a series of wide-ranging interviews, saying that the debate is really "just an expression of this broader issue."

"I think that California is an example of the incredible diversity of this country. That’s a strength. I think that when everyone’s story is told then that makes for better art," Obama said.

"It makes for better entertainment it makes everybody feel part of one American family, so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should do which is to look for talent, provide opportunity to everybody. And I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue. Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?”

Obama said the case highlighted the importance of vigilance in our communities and the danger of lone wolf operations.

He was asked about the Super Bowl by CBS affiliate KCNC-TV in Denver.