May 26, 1997
In preparation for an extended piece on bilingual education, a crew from the Jim Lehrer News Hour was on campus last week to interview Roland Tharp at the offices of the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence. They also interviewed Tharp at Starlight Elementary School in Watsonville and filmed a CREDE working session with Peggy Estrada, Stephanie Dalton, Sybil Kline, Barry Rutherford, and graduate students.
The Los Angeles Times tapped sociologist Herman Gray for comment on the debate over the television show Martin, which aired its final episode recently. The show, which was one of the most popular network shows among African Americans, was the target of intense criticism from some African American leaders, who denounced the humor as racially offensive and stereotypical.
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