At its debut, “The Rundown With Robin Thede” will also have one element that the category has lacked for several years: a black female host.
It’s a quality that Ms. Thede knows will immediately set her apart from her many competitors — a distinction that she embraces and hopes will give her show a unique voice, but one that she doesn’t want to overemphasize, either.
Regardless of who she is or what network is broadcasting her program, Ms. Thede said, “You don’t have to show your skin color to come in — everyone is welcome.”
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