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Lucie Arnaz: Network Executives Still ‘Don’t Care’ About Diversity

19 May 2016 3:53 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Paley Center for Media honored the contributions of hispanic Americans to the television landscape, for the first time, at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan on Wednesday night.

The night hit the rewind button on American television to 1950, when network executives at CBS told Lucille Ball that a show about a spunky redhead married to a Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz wasn’t believable. Undeterred, Arnaz put Ball into his act, and toured the country. Eventually, CBS brass got on board.

When executives wanted to shoot the show in New York on kinescope, Arnaz, who wanted to base the show in Los Angeles, again pushed back. He suggested three cameras, a live audience and a show shot on film. CBS reluctantly agreed and the result was “I Love Lucy,” a smash hit that pulled in more than 60 million viewers, invented the re-run and set the new standard for how situational »

- Katie Van-Syckle

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Carol Channing Celebrates 95th Birthday at Star-Studded Tribute Show

8 March 2016 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stars descended upon the desert for a special milestone over the weekend: Carol Channing's 95th birthday! The stage, film and TV icon has been wowing audiences since she was a little girl, but the celebration in Palm Desert, California, Saturday found Channing treated to a show inspired by her storied life and career. As Channing looked on, pals delivered touching tributes under the spotlight and in video at the McCallum Theatre. Lily Tomlin, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson and Lucie Arnaz are among the stars who fêted Channing at the show and afterparty, while a handful of famous fans - including former President Bill Clinton, »

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Carol Channing Celebrates 95th Birthday at Star-Studded Tribute Show

8 March 2016 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Stars descended upon the desert for a special milestone over the weekend: Carol Channing's 95th birthday! The stage, film and TV icon has been wowing audiences since she was a little girl, but the celebration in Palm Desert, California, Saturday found Channing treated to a show inspired by her storied life and career. As Channing looked on, pals delivered touching tributes under the spotlight and in video at the McCallum Theatre. Lily Tomlin, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson and Lucie Arnaz are among the stars who fêted Channing at the show and afterparty, while a handful of famous fans - including former President Bill Clinton, »

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