6 November 2012 1:13 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's a slow news day today, and with good reason - it's Election Day. And I'm manning (or womanning in my case) the site in the meantime, while others handle their civic duties, and other matters. Very loooong lines at polling statings I hear. Anyway, here's something that I dug up that I thought was worth sharing to get some conversation going. Some of you will probably remember this story; I actually only heard about it for the first time recently. At a writer's conference in 1994, David Milch, creator of hit TV shows like NYPD Blue, stated the following: "In the area of drama, it [is] difficult for black American writers to write successfully for a mass audience." I was shocked to read that knowing that Milch made those very bold claims in a public space. It seemed like the kind of thing you only hear about happening behind closed doors, »

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