Obama Wants to Put Off Digital Transition; Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Critics’ Choice Awards

By The News Jan 09, 2009

Group Calls for Greater Black Presence in Ad Agencies "Blacks remain underrepresented on Madison Avenue, according to the report, “Research Perspectives on Race and Employment in the Advertising Industry,” which concluded that only 5.3 percent of managers and professionals at agencies in 2008 were black." New York Times. Obama Urges Delay of Digital TV Conversion "President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting, arguing that too many Americans who rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air channels won’t be ready." Associated Press. ‘Pigs Go Home’: Oakland Riots Bring Out My Demons "Young people in Oakland clashed with police Wednesday night in riots protesting the killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by BART police. A Kenyan-born journalist who witnessed the violence was forced to confront his own resentment toward police." New America Media. Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Critics’ Choice Awards "Slumdog Millionaire swept the awards last night, taking Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Young Actor, and Best Composer." Cinematical.