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TV ONE ADDS CELEBRITY GUESTS TO NEWSONE NOW'S 2016 ELECTION NIGHT VIEWING PARTY NOV. 8TH AT 7PM (865 hits)

TV ONE ADDS CELEBRITY GUESTS TO  NEWSONE NOW’S
2016 ELECTION NIGHT VIEWING PARTY
TUESDAY, NOV. 8 at 7 P.M. ET LIVE FROM WASHINGTON
Live 6-hour Broadcast Set to Feature Politicians and Entertainers
Kerry Washington, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, and More

SILVER SPRING, MD – November 7, 2016 – TV One’s NewsOne Now, the first morning news program to focus on news and analysis of culture from an explicitly African American perspective, will bring the 2016 election season to a close with a special six-hour live telecast of TV One’s 2016 Election Night Viewing Party on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. ET from one of Washington, D.C’s top restaurants along the U Street corridor. Hosted by NewsOne Now’s host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, the special primetime program will focus on the intense presidential election as well as political races affecting the African-American community nationwide. Martin will chat with political panelists about Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s and Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s election trail performances, President Barack Obama’s legacy as the first African-American President, and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama’s many iconic speeches throughout this election cycle.

Political heavyweights, civil rights activists, Black Lives Matter activists, and celebrity guests confirmed to participate include the following:

 

·         Kerry Washington (Scandal)

·         Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom)

·         Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man)

·         Aretha Franklin,  Queen of Soul

·         Stevie Wonder, entertainer and civil rights activist

·         Omar Epps (Almost Christmas, House)

·         Tasha Smith (Empire, Why Did I Get Married?)

·         John Legend, Grammy-Award winning artist

·         Killer Mike, social activist

·         Tatyana Ali (Love That Girl, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)

·         Bill Bellamy (The Bounce Back)

·         Michael Colyar (Family Time)

·         Vanessa Bell Calloway (Saints and Sinners, Coming To America)

·         Harry Lennix (The Blacklist, Man of Steel)

·         Hill Harper (Limitless, CSI:NY)

·         Tika Sumpter (The Haves and The Have Nots)

·         Vanessa Williams (Soul Food)

·         David Banner, rapper/social activist

·         Star Jones, media personality/lawyer

·         Sally Richardson-Whitfield (Being Mary Jane)

·         Brian White (Media)

·         Jackee (Ladies Book Club)

·         Malcolm Lee, director

·         Bill Duke, director

·         Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry)

·         Erika Alexander (Queen Sugar)

·         Bebe Winans, Gospel artist

·         Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Michigan

·         Barbara Arnwine, president, Transformative Justice Coalition

·         Amber Phillips, The Washington Post

·         Monique Pressley, attorney

·         Congressional Black Caucus Members

·         Dr. Ben Chavis, Civil Rights Leader

·         Iyanla Vanzant, OWN’s Iyanla Fix My Life

·         Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress and Social Activist

·         Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change

·         Lauren V. Burke, Political Commentator

·         Tamika Mallory, New York Justice League

·         Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, and Chair, Afro-American Studies at Howard University; Adjunct Faculty, Howard School of Law

 

As Clinton makes monumental strides to potentially become the first-ever elected woman President of the United States, African-American women in politics also stand to make history. California Attorney General Kamala Harris is a strong prospect to become the 2nd black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and State Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester  may become the first African-American and first woman elected to Congress for the state of Delaware. Martin and panelists will discuss these races and other news of note for African Americans during the live telecast, which promises to be engaging as well as informative.

 

The Election Night Viewing Party will also be live-streamed at Facebook.com/TVOnetv.  For more information about News One Now and Roland S. Martin, visit www.tvone.tv/election and www.newsone.com. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram  and Facebook (@tvonetv) using #TVOneElection2016 and can engage with Martin daily via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope (@rolandsmartin).



ABOUT NEWS ONE NOW:

Emanating from the heart of Washington D.C. in a state-of-the-art studio that offers a stunning view of the Capitol building, NewsOne Now airs Monday through Friday on TV One from 7-8 a.m. ET.  NewsOne Now is hosted by Roland S. 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.  Each morning, Martin – who also serves as the program’s managing editor – sifts through the headlines of the day to spotlight matters that greatly impact the African American community. In addition to television, NewsOne Now reaches audiences 24/7 with exclusive program content and extended editorial on NewsOne.com and the NewsOne mobile app.  News One Now is an evolution of Interactive One’s award-winning digital brand NewsOne.com that launched in 2008 and reaches millions of African Americans each month. Susan Henry is executive producer of NewsOne Now. D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s head of original programming and production.

 

ABOUT TV ONE:

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards.  In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.

 
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