This week marks the launch ¿^Global National, a supper-hour newscast anchored by Kevin Newman, who also serves as executive editor. Based in Vancouver, the halfhour show—an ambitious new initiative for CanWest Global Communications, run by the Asper family—is billed as an “alternative, less formal” approach to the news
Having grown up in the only black family in a small British Columbia community, I can relate to some of the emotions expressed by Lawrence Hill (“Black + white . . . equals black,” Cover, Aug. 27). I, too, experienced feelings of racial isolation and disconnection, eagerly soaked up the rare ’70s sitcoms featuring black actors, and received mixed racial messages
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