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The 'New Yorker' Radio Hour -- Kenya Barris Talks 'Black-ish'

'Kenya Barris, the creator of the award-winning ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” wanted to make a show that people hadn’t seen before. In part, this meant putting a black family on prime-time television for the first time in a long time. But it also meant writing a sitcom that deals with the reality of racism and discrimination. Now that “Black-ish” has entered its third season, he’d like the conversation about the sitcom to move beyond diversity and focus on what makes the show really special.
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