Awards are given out for more than just swimming and gymnastics. Last May, under the leadership of Martinez, “SportsCenter” won in the best studio show category at the Sports Emmys. In total, the sports network took home nine statues including “30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men.” The former radio and TV host gives cable a grade of B+ for diversity, and says the technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is “portable streaming—distribution of content on mobile devices customized for the user.”

What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
B+. The industry has made a great effort to add other voices and include them. We all need to keep working on this.

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is…
Portable streaming, distribution of content on mobile devices customized for the user.

What television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
Most of new drama series and sitcoms are trending towards diversity.

My personal election campaign slogan would be…
Let’s build harmony around the world.

Favorite charity organization you work with?
Jimmy V Foundation

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