TV ONE'S "NEWS ONE NOW" TO BROADCAST PRESIDENT'S EULOGY AT REV. CLEMENTA PINCKNEY'S FUNERAL, FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Host and Managing Editor Roland S. Martin to Anchor Coverage;
Companion Website NEWSONE.COM to Live Stream Funeral in Its Entirety
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JUNE 25, 2015 - TV One's 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, continues to devote the entirety of its daily live hour broadcast to the Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Church Massacre, including breaking into regularly scheduled programming to cover President Barack Obama's eulogy at the funeral services of Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, June 26. In addition to its 9-10 a.m. ET time slot, News One Now will also live stream the entire funeral on its companion website, NewsOne.com.
"All too often, News One Now has had the sad responsibility of addressing racially motivated acts of violence against the Black community," commented Roland S. Martin, News One Now's host and managing editor. "And, since the terrible news of the Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Church massacre was announced, News One Now has devoted the entirety of its live daily hour to discussion surrounding the tragedy and subsequent debate about the confederate flag. We feel strongly as a network and as a news program to honor the spirit of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and all those touched by this horrific event with this extended coverage."
Throughout the week, Martin has kept the topic of racially motivated acts of violence at the forefront of the national dialogue with his ongoing commentary and call for the removal of Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina's statehouse grounds. This conversation will continue during tomorrow's News One Now broadcast, and Martin will also address current and breaking news, including the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision, with analysis and commentary by notable newsmakers, lawmakers and journalists.
Tomorrow morning's panel guests include: Wilmer Leon, political scientist and syndicated columnist, SiriusXM Radio host; Monique Pressley, legal analyst and principal at The Pressley Firm PLLC; and Lauren Victoria Burke, managing editor at Politic365.com.
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, News One Now airs Monday through Friday on TV One from 9-10 a.m. ET. News One 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. Beyond radio and television, News One 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.
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 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 is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting 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.