Pasadena, CA -- CBS has in recent years become something of a punching bag at Television Critics Association Tours on the subjects of diversity and gender equality. Watching journalists strive year after year to find new ways to call attention to the network’s perceived failings in those areas has become a sorry spectator sport for those of us who understand the past and the present of television. Is CBS the most diverse network? No. Does it lag significantly behind all others in correcting past imbalances? Again, no. But to judge from the ire in the rooms during the 2016 and 2017 tours you would have thought it was the mid-'90s all over again.
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