Race Against Prime Time

David Shulman

1985, 60:00 minutes, colour, English


Race Against Prime Time examines the impact of the media on current events. Using the 1980 racial riots in Liberty City, Florida as a case study, the tape focuses on the policies, practices, and pressures that shape television news coverage. Four years in the making, Race Against Prime Time takes a probing look at the network and afffiliate TV news coverage of the racial conflict which erupted in Miami in May 1980 following the acquittal of 4 Miami police officers of all charges related to the beating death of a black man - Arthur McDuffie - by a six man, all white jury.

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