Walking Dead Producer: ‘We’ve Killed a Lot More White Characters than African-American Characters’

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Walking Dead producer: “We’ve killed a lot more white characters than African-American characters”
Exec producer Gale Anne Hurd is responding to complaints over last night’s shocking death, telling E!: “Look, this is something in this world that we should be cognizant about, so my feeling is: Sure, let’s get it out there, let’s talk about it. We’ve killed a lot more white characters than African-American characters. And not only that, I think it’s important to point out that we did cast two African-American actors in roles that were not African-American. In the comic books, Bob was white. And the character of Noah was not an African-American. We just cast the best actor.”

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NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at 98
Sabol won 52 Emmys during his tenure as head of NFL Films from 1964 to 1995, during which time he revolutionized the way football was viewed by the TV audience and, thus, helped make the NFL become America’s No. 1 sport. His son, NFL Films president Steve Sabol, precedes Sabol in death, dying of brain cancer in September 2012. A year before his death, Steve Sabol inducted his father into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. PLUS: Watch Ed Sabol’s A Football Life episode.