A Little Pissed Off: Shonda Rhimes Calls Out DGA While Accepting Diversity Award

By: Sunday February 2, 2014 7:14 pm

Shonda Rhimes has come into prominence as a well-versed television writer, director, and producer.  Responsible for bringing the world shows that include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal, Rhimes has shown a commitment to plugging diverse characters into over the top plot lines.  Her shows are all dramatic and addicting; Scandal has garnered a committed Twitter following and a legion of fans who self-identify as “Gladiators”.  Both Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy– having completed their 3rd and 10th seasons, respectively- enjoy solid ratings and resonate with diverse audiences.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that Rhimes and her production partner Betsy Beers were awarded the “Diversity Trophy” at the Directors Guild of America Awards.

 

Peter Shumlin to Lead the Democratic Governors Association

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 5:52 am

This is good news for progressives given that Gov. Shumlin is one of the most liberal Democratic governors in office. He is both strongly pro-choice and pro-marriage equality. Shumlin helped lead the fight for Vermont’s marriage equality law while in the state legislature and was the first sitting governor to preside over a same-sex wedding.

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