Rossi and a fellow black reporter clash when they are assigned to investigate the controversial police killing of a drug dealer who had earlier killed a cop.

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Milt Carmichael
Lawrence Cook ...
Lieutenant Hughes
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Oscar
Mark James ...
Eddie (as Mark Bell-James)
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Gloria
Veronica Redd ...
Mary
Ruth Silveira ...
Mrs. Stuart
Esther Sutherland ...
Etta
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Rossi and a fellow black reporter clash when they are assigned to investigate the controversial police killing of a drug dealer who had earlier killed a cop.

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15 December 1980 (USA)  »

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Joe Rossi: [holding a card] Milt gave me this.
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Joe Rossi: 'This card entitles the bearer, Joseph Rossi, to save passage through the ghetto and confers on him the title of honorary negro'. Negro, does anyone still use that term?
Billie Newman: I think that card's expired.
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Intriguing episode
8 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The casting helps this episode. A white police officer is killed by a black youth. Next, we see Rossi in a patrol car with two officers, one white and one black. Then, Rossi picks a black reporter to go with him into the ghetto to get the story. Later, when Billie goes to work on the police angle of the story, she interviews a high-ranking policeman who happens to be black. As a result, you wonder if the producers are trying to be as fair and balanced as they can be, or if there is some other message they are trying to convey. At any rate, it's a thought-provoking episode that looks at the issue of cop killing from multiple points of view, as well as how one might be able to leave the ghetto, from several different black points of view


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