Can a daily morning show — the first one programmed by any black-targeted network — help nine-year-old TV One gain more attention? The network has turned to Roland Martin, who already hosts three hours for the affiliated Radio One, to anchor the 9 a.m. “News One Now,” a simulcast of his last hour of radio. Martin, a syndicated columnist, author and senior analyst for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” has been at TV One since 2005, but he’s better known for his high-profile contributor role — part of the “Best Political Team”— at CNN from 2007 until he left earlier this year. His new show examines the news, whether the employment rate or the 2016 election, through the lens of black experience that often gets left out of mainstream cable analysis. Martin told TheWrap that “This is is probably one of the most important things I’ve done in my career.”
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