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Spike (Lee) TV: Talking Barack

The Reporters Who Cover Television are keenly interested in asking any African American they can get their hands on at Summer TV Press Tour 2008 what they think of Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the likelihood of him succeeding. That's the case because filmmaker Shelton Lee, aka Spike Lee, predicts that as of Inauguration Day 2009, "you will have to measure time Before Obama and After Obama."


Director and filmmaker Spike Lee. (Frederick Brown/Getty)

Among those things touched by the "seismic change in the universe," he said, is the entertainment industry. Really.

"The gatekeepers are not people of color and that's how things are going to change," Lee said.
"Because there's only a few people...who decide what films get made and don't get made, what goes on television and what doesn't."


By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 10, 2008; 6:21 PM ET
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2008  
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Comments

Spike Lee is a talentless dweb. His world view is as boring as his dopey movies.

Posted by: neighbor | July 10, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Lisa - I had no idea you were blogging again until I read today's chat! The WaPo website blog directory still has the following description: Post TV critic Lisa de Moraes on the latest season of "American Idol."

Posted by: Doc | July 11, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Ditto, the David Slays David entry was there so long I had stopped looking for updates. I'm back now, though.

Posted by: GAFF | July 11, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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