A Different Kind of Doc Block

By Chris Ariens 

HuffPo’s Rachel Sklar watched, and reviews “MSNBC’s three hour conversation about race in America” last night: the Tiki Barber hosted documentary Meeting David Wilson and a Brian Williams-moderated discussion about the film and issues of race today.

To me, the night seemed to be a great thing for MSNBC/NBC to have done — the whole thing probably cost more than re-running a documentary about a serial killer, and may not score the ratings, but it did move a more important needle. Whether that needle is race relations in this country or just the amount of time cable news channels are willing to devote to it, I think that “trying” is pretty darn good.

Related: The NYTimes review of Wilson