Morning Shift: November 20, 2015

Morning Shift: November 20, 2015

When 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by a Chicago cop last year, a police dashboard cam captured his final moments. That video has not been seen by the public, but now, after a long and controversial legal fight, a court has ruled that the video will be released by Wednesday of next week. Then, with protests and rallies against racial discrimination taking center stage at some of the nation’s college campuses, school officials have been adding a new position to their ranks: diversity office. Northwestern University recently hired one. We get his take on his role and how he views the race situation at that school and we talk to black students about their experiences of racial discrimination. Plus, two Chicago actors/comedians share their visions for expanded diversity on TV and goals for bringing more latino and latina voices to television. And we get the details of a reenactment of legendary labor activist Joe Hill’s funeral, which took place 100 years ago this week.