Everyone who has ever tuned into a cable channel has heard the names Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson. Show hosts like Nancy Grace have used their TV pulpits to chronicle the disappearance of such white, female victims night after night.
But what about black victims like Yasmin Acree or missing sisters Diamond and Tiondra Bradley?
That's one of the questions raised by a new docu-series, "Find Our Missing," hosted by S. Epatha Merkerson and produced by TV One, the African-American-themed cable channel based in Silver Spring.
The disparity in coverage based on race isn't a new phenomenon, of course. As far back as 2006, you can find references to...