Winifred Hervey on her biggest challenge in the industry

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

Writer/producer Winifred Hervey shares the challenges she has faced as an African American woman in the entertainment industry, and how those in power can stop pigeon-holing people based on their race or gender:

"They should just look at the writing and say, 'This is a good writer and somebody who could bring something to this ...whatever they are.' I just think that people need to be a little more open-minded."

Watch Winifred Hervey’s full interview, which spans her career from writing for Benson and Mork & Mindy, to executive-producing The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and creating The Steve Harvey Show.

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