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TV One To Premiere “News One Now” With Host Roland Martin Monday, November 4

SERIES PREMIERES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 9AM/ET

Live Daily News Show with Focus on African American News and Current Affairs will be Simulcast on Radio One Network Stations with 24/7 Interactive Coverage on NewsOne.com

SILVER SPRING, MD – OCTOBER 24, 2013- News One Now, the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective, will premiere on TV One Monday, November 4 at 9AM/ET.

Roland Martin, the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists’ Journalist of the Year and former host of TV One’s long-running, award-winning weekly news program, “Washington Watch with Roland Martin”, leads News One Now doing what he does best: sifting through the headlines of the day to spotlight matters that greatly impact the African American community. News One Now is an evolution of the award winning digital brand NewsOne.com. Launched in 2008, NewsOne.com has seen meteoric growth, currently reaching two million African Americans every month. The television show represents a blend of digital and broadcast, leveraging the engaged audience of NewsOne.com and featuring an interactive, immersive experience. Enlisting the help of news makers, media stars, authors, celebrities, filmmakers, comedians and others, News One Now will be a jam-packed, live one-hour weekday morning news program driven by news headlines, on-set panelists, Skype-net interviews, social media integration, standing segments and discussion of the top mainstream media stories of the day, as well as more obscure stories that touch the African American audience nationwide.

In addition to the telecast, News One Now will be streamed live on Radio One. Each weekday morning, News One Now will kick off via its radio platform at 7AM/ET, airing on Radio One network stations in select U.S. markets. Entering its third hour at 9AM/ET, the radio program will simulcast on its TV One television platform, which will be broadcast from the heart of Washington D.C. from a state-of-the-art studio that offers a stunning view of the Capitol building. Audiences can continue their experience 24/7 with exclusive program content and extended editorial on NewsOne.com and the NewsOne mobile app available in both iOS and Android.  Social interaction is at the heart of the show and incorporates conversations from facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, among others, using the hash tag #NewsOneNow.

“Filling a glaring gap in the current cable news programming landscape,

News One Now builds off our online success, extending our presence to a complete multi-platform experience where we can serve the African American audience with news and analysis that is specially curated to suit their needs, concerns, interests and passions,” said Alfred Liggins, chairman of TV One and CEO and president of Radio One.

“Our program will not only keep Black America abreast of major breaking news and hot-button issues, it will also shed light on peripheral stories that spotlight events and individuals making a concentrated, positive impact in our communities,” said Martin. “Our audience can not only expect to be informed, but also enlightened and inspired.”

Parallel to the creation of News One Now, TV One has signed an agreement with Martin’s media company, Nu Vision Media, Inc.

 


Attention: Print, Online & Radio News/Assignment Editors

A media teleconference with Roland Martin is planned for Tuesday, October 29, 2013. More information will follow. Show clips and other assets will be provided upon request.

To schedule interviews, contact Jalila Larsuel, The FrontPage Firm, jalila@thefrontpagefirm.com or call 213-351-0042.

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  • Douglass Marsh

    Hello, Mr Martin– “” WELCOME”"!!!!! Investigations of crimes commited against the Africian American community ” ARE NOT ” handled properly!!! And please keep us informed about the star athlete found dead,in his gym !!!

  • linsey90

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  • Gloria Smith

    I would like to hear you address how we as a people do not advocate for or receive the greatest benefit for our children and adults with disabilities . It may fall into the same negligence of healthcare, but we have young black males who are using the resources in Specila Education that shouldn’t be there. The children who need the resources are not getting adequate services.

  • YolandaRThomas1

    Roland, News One Now at 9:00EST M-F on TV One is on at good hour. You’re great but I have a few recommendations because intellectually and visually the show comes across as too old fashion:
    (1). Find more intelligent panel guess in their 20s-50s. We like hearing from guess who were involve in the civil rights movement but frankly they don’t understand what is needed today to move our culture forward. People who’ve grown up in the age of technology, social media, materialism, rap, using n—-a , pants sagging, gangs, and etc. can’t relate to the message of back during the civil right days… People need concrete suggested solutions, organization skills, plans, goals, steps to get what you want, expected outcome.
    (2). Guess discussion on what is working right in communities. The shows are focusing too much on the negative. Small Business, Programs educating youth on practical business skills and setting up their own business, Social Programs getting youth off street, Men and Women reaching back mentoring under privilege boys and girls and…
    (2). The panel should be no more than 3 people, preferably 2 because they end up talking over each other to make their points.
    (3). The set desperately needs to be modernized, think GMA. Doesn’t require anything expensive just more clean lines, glass desk. A differ scene of round table, chair & sofa.
    (4). The side camera angle viewing you and guess is horrible and looks cheap. We want a front on view on you and the guess sometime to read all body language.
    (5). Interesting guess segments – Beverly Bond Black Girls Rock, Tim King College Prep Academy, Corey Booker, Ben Carson; Harold Ford Jr,, Kendrick Lamar, Henry Louis Gates, Kareem Abdul Jabbar books & Magic Johnson business, and-…, 2 Chains -college educated dumbing himself down to promote booty music, and………
    Thanks for keeping it One100!
    Yolanda

  • Ann Souza

    Dear Mr. Martin, would you please do a program on the MYTH of the’ Year Of The Women’. In Reality this is again ‘The Year of The White Women’( remember affirmative ) . I am a recently retired Clinical Social Worker who has been in the workforce for years. Working conditions and other social situations have not changed for women of color. We are often the workers and the white women are the supervisors who bring to the job and society the attitudes of their white culture. There are a few Black and Latino women who are mouth pieces for this Myth who get wide coverage by the media however I am sure you will have the right women on your show who will provide the truth about this matter. We can not improve conditions for women of color and their Families if we continue to allow this myth to go unchallenged.

  • Ann Souza

    Dear Mr. Martin, would you please do a program on the MYTH of the’ Year Of The Women’. In Reality this is again ‘The Year of The White Women’( remember affirmative ) . I am a recently retired Clinical Social Worker who has been in the workforce for years. Working conditions and other social situations have not changed for women of color. We are often the workers and the white women are the supervisors who bring to the job and society the attitudes of their white culture. There are a few Black and Latino women who are mouth pieces for this Myth who get wide coverage by the media however I am sure you will have the right women on your show who will provide the truth about this matter. We can not improve conditions for women of color and their Families if we continue to allow this myth to go unchallenged.

  • Rim Free

    Congrats to you Roland, and also Joe Madison, Cynthia McKinney, Dr.’s Dambisa Moyo & Boyce Watkins, and like. MSNBC has now picked another “safe” Negro to have a show on their network. I only pray Joy Reid shocks them and takes the kind of stances she smilingly is respected for. I hope she doesn’t go “Hollywood” and submit to the TV industry’s schemes to blind, mis-educate and conform our views. As Public Enemy would say: you were “Too Black, Too Strong,” for the evening news hours, anyway.

  • johnnie

    that is what he get, ever wear you go i hope some one will kill you

  • ilivebyfacts

    I think the show is great. Enjoy the guess who keep it real. I don’t mind a variety in age. I think the notion that a younger audience doesn’t respect older audiences speaks to a problem within our neighborhoods in recent years as opposed to the show. The older more experience generation will not sugar coat things like the use or acceptance of the nword like todays generation who have been lied too and despite it continue to use it. I believe a guess spoke to this with the phrase “it would be too hard to remove that from our vocabulary” That is sad because even a Cancer victim will make an attempt to remove the tumor once found.

    Keep in mind this is a new show on a new network. I am overwhelmed with TVONE taking the lead on this. You have no idea how much so. Well Roland might remember him and I tweeting back and forth on this topic before it happened. We don’t rely on the white community to tell our story in music or sports… which we get 24/7 weekly. So why are we so accepting of it with our news coverage????

    This show is a huge step, but we need MORE.
    I want to see the day where we cover news like major broadcast stations.
    Morning, Noon, Evening, Night.

    We need to demand it. We need to support it. And we need to demand funding of these shows by our people with money as purely an investment not as a person trying to run it.

  • Glenda Harrison

    Hello Mr. Roland,

    I am so excited they have black news program. I you are the perfect person for the job. I was so excited to see you had Melba Moore, I love her!!!! I was trying to get that phone number but wasn’t fast enough while enjoying your News program today. Please let her know we are happy to know she continues to perform and share her beautiful melodic voice with the world. I will be sure to pick up a copy of her new CD and hope to see her soon in the DMV. Please continue to do what you do an keep the News relevant and Honest for our African American Company and the World! You are greatly appreciated!

  • Mizrah Qedem Ruach

    Good Morning,
    I listened to your show this morning with the two former NBA Players, their out look and views were well taken, yet I thought some of their thoughts concerning turning this moment into a movement was partially addressed. Taking responsibility for oneself and family is correct, teaching our children that this is a reality for everyone from NBA Players, Movie Stars, Business owners to Middle Class and the Poor. We are all exposed to this White Supremacy every day in some shape or form. I believe the players can collectively come together and start a conversation, on how can we use this platform to further address this problem that affects all African people. It is there responsibility, to not allow this one act of discipline from the NBA institution to be it. While we just sit and wait for more behind the scenes or outright open racially degrading and demeaning comments be made.
    Revolutions are not televised because they start with oneself and then build collectively into a community to be a formidable force.

  • starr valentino

    Do something Good For Your Neighbor Day is May16 2014. Yhe local media refuse to tell my story. I started out in 2009 and as of today over 100 cities all across america recognizes this Day. Roland I need you to inform the community.vlook me up on facebook I would like to be on uour show.

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