Kudos to Fox 13 reporters Ernie Freeman and Jason Carter – not to mention the management that gave them the green light – for their three-part series, Memphis: In Black and White. It was thoughtful and thought-provoking, powered by the reporters’ obvious sincerity in exploring the Memphis racial divide in a way that could encouraging healing and in hearing from more than the usual suspects. It also reminded us of the contributions that the news media can have in shining light in a positive way on the on the toughest problems facing Memphis.
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