TELEVISION: ARSENIO TIMES TWO

VIBE AND KEENEN IVORY WAYANS FOLLOW THE HALL FORMULA SO CLOSELY THEY ALMOST SEEM IDENTICAL

Now we know at least one real, fundamental difference between the races: white hosts of late-night television talk shows sit behind a desk; black hosts of late-night television talk shows don't sit behind a desk. This truth was demonstrated last week by the debuts of two new syndicated entrants into the late-night wars, Vibe and The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show.

Vibe, named after the magazine founded by Quincy Jones, one of the show's producers, stars stand-up comedian Chris Spencer; Keenen is fronted by the creator of the sketch-comedy show In Living Color. Both hosts are black; both sit on an easy...

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