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Emmy nominations: Black actors matter; ‘Games of Thrones’ leads with 23 nods

Black performers matter. Nineteen African-American actors received Emmy nominations Thursday morning, a record-breaking tally thanks in large part to the huge response to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and the better-than-expected showing of “Black-ish,” which in addition to being nominated as best comedy series also scored nods for stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Ali and Cosell were an ideal match for TV

In 1974, Muhammad Ali appeared on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” with Joe Frazier to talk with Howard Cosell about their upcoming heavyweight rematch. Ali’s frequent taunting prompted Frazier to lunge at him and the boxers wrestled on the floor until being separated by their entourage members.