Fired Cbs News Producer Charges Racism

A veteran African-American CBS News producer has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging that she was summarily fired in retaliation for voicing her complaints about racial bias within the news organization, and in particular about the behavior of CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer towards her. Raylena Fields said in her filing that her termination came one month after she complained that Schieffer had asked her to answer his phones, "something a similarly situated [white] staff producer would have never been asked to do." Fields also charged that "not one of CBS News' eight broadcasts is in any way directed, influenced, or shaped by an African American or any minority holding a senior position on that broadcast." CBS denied the allegations, saying that Fields "was terminated for completely lawful reasons connected to a reshaping of the CBS Evening News under new leadership."




12/04/2006


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