November 12, 2002


President of '24'
The NAACP has complained for years that there isn't a diverse enough representation of Black actors on television, that we've been ghettoized to corny sit-coms. Which is why it's amazing to me that they aren't dancing in the streets over the casting of Dennis Haysbert as a Black President of the United States on Fox's 24. Not only is it the best show on television, not only does Haysbert get 2nd billing behind Kiefer Sutherland, but, by having a Black President, they're forced to cast all these other Black actors as his family, especially Penny Jerald Johnson as his Lady MacBeth-like ex-wife, Sherri Palmer. If you're not watching this show.... I dunno.
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