ABC's diversity is 'authenticity,' executive says

July 15, 2014 10:15 PM

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — ABC's fall slate includes new series about black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. But calling the network's choices a case study in diversity is to miss the point, said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment Group president.

"It is a mission statement to reflect America," Lee told the summer meeting of the Television Critics Association on Tuesday. "That's not so much diversity as authenticity when you reflect America."

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