As a card-carrying member of SAG-AFTRA currently seeking auditions and work, I dream of having the number of sitcom appearances in my list of credits that network news anchor Brian Williams does.
I'm pretty sure that Williams' contract has already been renewed. IF he wanted to leave and focus on a different broadcast career, the classy Lester Holt would make an excellent anchor for NBC Nightly News. And he'd make broadcast history. As I've written several times, there has not been an African-American weeknight anchor of the CBS, NBC or ABC evening newscast since the late Max Robinson. Robinson broke the network anchor color barrier and worked on ABC in the late 1970s into the early 80s. He was a no-nonsense, candid, skilled and helpful journalist. He was helpful to me very early in my TV career. He was serious about his work and about racial diversity.
There are plenty of Asian-American stories out there to tell and plenty of Asian-American actors in the Screen Actors Guild to tell them. I hope Fresh Off The Boat brings lots of exposure to Randall Park which leads to more script opportunities for him.
Show our Asian-American actor friends on ABC some love. See Fresh Off The Boat Tuesday night, February 10th.