'Mad Men' Creator: 'Advertising Has a PR Problem'

Matthew Weiner says advertising has had "a shameful past" when it comes to integration, and that it hasn't advanced all that much since the era depicted in the show he created, "Mad Men."

"There are still no black people in advertising," said Mr. Weiner, who was interviewed by author A.M. Homes Sept. 27 at the New Museum as part of its Visionaries Series. "Advertising in particular is still not integrated."

"Mad Men" has addressed the volatile racial climate of 1960s America more often in recent seasons, but Mr. Weiner said he still gets questions about why there aren't more African-Americans on the show.

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