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Washington Post Capitalizes ‘White’ When Referring to Race

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The Washington Post has begun capitalizing White when identifying Caucasian persons, saying that many white Europeans who migrated in mass numbers to the U.S. “were the targets of racial and ethnic discrimination.”

The Washington Post announced on Wednesday that in addition to making the B in Black uppercase to identify the many groups that make up the African diaspora in America and elsewhere, it would also begin capitalizing W in White, contrary to the Associated Press’ current style.

“Stories involving race show that White also represents a distinct cultural identity in the United States,” multiplatform editing chief Jesse Lewis, deputy multiplatform editor Courtney Rukan and multiplatform editor Brian Cleveland explained.


Also Read: AP Stylebook Updated to Capitalize ‘Black’ and ‘Indigenous’


“In American history, many White Europeans who entered the country during times of mass migration were the targets of racial and ethnic discrimination. These diverse ethnicities were eventually assimilated into the collective group that has had its own cultural and historical impact on the nation. As such, White should be represented with a capital W.”

It continued, “In accordance with our style change, people who do not want to be recognized as a color also have the choice of representing themselves by their cultural background, as they currently do, identifying as German American, Irish American, Italian American or other representations of national heritage.”


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Last month, Associated Press announced it updated its stylebook for race-related coverage, capitalizing “Black” when used “in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense” and “Indigenous” when referring to “original inhabitants of a place.” The news agency, however, said that “white” would continue to be in lowercase.

That decision was rebuked by many on social media who said the distinction “tosses red meat to real racists” and it was “entirely symbolic and meaningless.”

AP didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The Last Dance: David Beckham Inspired By Docu-Drama Of Micheal Jordan

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Netflix is also known for its feature films and documentaries, the latest entry of Micheal’s Jordan The Last Dance created a wave on the platform. However, none other than David Beckham got inspired by it and decided to give it a go and feature himself for the screen space.

Beckham’s Story

David Beckham is one of the football stars who definitely needs its screen space, and he has to feature himself in douc-dramas. The documentary will feature the early life of Beckham and his journey throughout rising from the ranks of Manchester United to his retirement at Paris Saint Germain.

Beckham is known for its free kicks and his abilities of a long ball forward, and he clinched several assists to his name.

Inspiration

As we already mentioned that Beckham got inspired by the latest drama The Last Dance, which features the legendary Michael Jordan’s career. If Beckham succeeds in his antics, then he will be the first footballer to have his long time feature docudrama based on himself. Likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have their respective documentaries and feature films, but they didn’t exceed such runtime in recent times. So what Beckham is going to do will be new for a footballer, and he well deserved all the screen space he intended to implement.

Source: Cinema Express

Contacting Streaming Giants

It is reported that Beckham is already contacting some streaming giants. Likes of Amazon Prime, Netflix already approached by British footballers. Now we just need the confirmation of the platform who will have the broadcasting rights to feature Beckham on their platform. Bringing Beckham on the platform will be a challenge for both of them, and it will be no less than a tug of war between the streaming giants.

What Could We Expect?

We could witness the same format as The Last Dance featuring Michael Jordan, followed through 10 episodes that exhibit his journey. In the case of Beckham, there could be more than one season as his journey is pretty long enough that Michaela, and thus he requires more concentration than him.

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TVLine Items: Fixer Upper Returns, Noah Wyle’s Limited Series and More

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are bringing back their fan-favorite show. A reboot of Fixer Upper will premiere on the pair’s Magnolia Network when the joint venture with Discovery launches in 2021.

The home renovation series previously aired on HGTV for five seasons before ending its run in April 2018.

“The day we wrapped our final episode of Fixer Upper, we really believed it was a chapter closed,” Chip and Joanna said in a statement. “We knew we needed a break and a moment to catch our breath. But we also knew we weren’t done dreaming about ways to make old things new again. These past few years, we’ve continued tackling renovations and projects, doing the work we’re passionate about, but I don’t think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts. We’ve missed sharing the stories of these families and their homes with you, and we’re excited to do that again very soon!”

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) and Judith Light (The Politician, Transparent) will star in and executive-produce Shadows in the Vineyard, a limited series based on Maximillian Potter’s book Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine, our sister site Deadline reports. The project does not yet have a network attached.

* The competition series Dodgeball Thunderdome, hosted by YouTube personality David Dobrik, E!’s Erin Lim and former NFL player Andrew Hawkins, will premiere Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 9/8c on Discovery.

* Enslaved, the EPIX docuseries led by actor/activist Samuel L. Jackson and which sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, will premiere Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 pm.

* Netflix’s docuseries Deaf U, about a group of deaf students at Gallaudet University, will debut Friday, Oct. 9.

* BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin will perform at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 pm. Additional performers will be announced at later dates.

Which of today’s TVLine Items pique your interest?

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Perry Mason: Season One Ratings

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The original Perry Mason TV show ran for nine seasons (271 episodes) and 30 TV movies. It’s unclear if this newest Mason series on HBO will positively end after eight episodes or, if to could be renewed for a second season. Will the ratings be strong enough to persuade all involved to make additional episodes? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A detective drama, the Perry Mason TV show is a prequel that provides a reimagined origin story for the legendary criminal defense lawyer. The show stars Matthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany, Chris Chalk, John Lithgow, Shea Whigham, Juliet Rylance, Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcón, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick. Before he became an attorney, Perry Mason (Rhys) was a low-rent private investigator who lived check-to-check in the 1930s. He’s haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffers the after-effects of a broken marriage. Mason is often employed by a struggling attorney named Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan (Lithgow) who serves as a mentor and father figure to Mason. Della Street (Rylance) is Jonathan’s secretary who’s both creative and driven legal. Paul Drake (Chalk) is a beat cop with a knack for detective work. Pete Strickland (Whigham) is hired by Mason as an extra set of eyes on his various investigations. Meanwhile, Sister Alice McKeegan (Maslany) is the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God and preaches to a hungry congregation and a radio audience across the country.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

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Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays.

 

What do you think? Do you like the Perry Mason TV series on HBO? Should it be renewed for a second season?

*7/23/20 update: Perry Mason has been renewed for a second season on HBO.

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