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VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE.... (more...)
HBO Debuts Moving Documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA, 3/13 HBO Debuts Moving Documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA, 3/13
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2017

 CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing account of the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the devastating civil war that has defined the country over the past five years.... (more...)
Netflix Announces Public Screening Access for  Oscar-Nominated Documentary 13TH Netflix Announces Public Screening Access for Oscar-Nominated Documentary 13TH
by TV News Desk - February 14, 2017

Since Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed documentary 13TH launched on Netflix, there has been a groundswell of interest from elementary schools to universities asking for permission to screen the film that explores the link between slavery and the modern-day prison system.... (more...)
VIDEO: Education Secretary 'Betsy DeVos' Addresses Twitter Typos on TONIGHT VIDEO: Education Secretary 'Betsy DeVos' Addresses Twitter Typos on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - February 14, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy spoke with the new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about incorrectly spelling the name of civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois in a tweet.... (more...)
TV One to Celebrate Black History Month with Launch of CREATORS OF COOL TV One to Celebrate Black History Month with Launch of CREATORS OF COOL
by TV News Desk - January 30, 2017

Kicking-off during Black History Month, TV One will recognize African Americans' contributions to the world with a CREATORS OF COOL campaign throughout February, featuring commentary from the cast of TV One's original movie, MEDIA.... (more...)
Season 2 of Starz's THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE to Feature Parallel Storylines Season 2 of Starz's THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE to Feature Parallel Storylines
by TV News Desk - January 26, 2017

Starz announced today that the second season of the STARZ limited series "THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, executive produced by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, "The Knick") and Philip Fleishman, will feature two parallel storylines... (more...)
ABC Announces Schedule Change for WHEN WE RISE ABC Announces Schedule Change for WHEN WE RISE
by TV News Desk - January 25, 2017

Due to ABC News' special report, “President Donald Trump's Address to Congress,” taking place on Tuesday, February 28, the WHEN WE RISE air schedule will effectively change.... (more...)
Deon Cole & Nicole Ari Parker to Host 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS on Bounce, 1/29 Deon Cole & Nicole Ari Parker to Host 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS on Bounce, 1/29
by TV News Desk - January 25, 2017

Black-ish, Angie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker host an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances at the 25 th Annual TRU... (more...)
Anthony Anderson to Host 48th NAACP Image Awards; Harvard's Charles J. Ogletree Jr. to Be Honored Anthony Anderson to Host 48th NAACP Image Awards; Harvard's Charles J. Ogletree Jr. to Be Honored
by TV News Desk - January 25, 2017

The NAACP announced today, Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., who taught Barack and Michelle Obama, will be honored with the prestigious NAACP Chairman's Award... (more...)
Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Expected to Join Women's March in LA Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Expected to Join Women's March in LA
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2017

Nearly 70,000 people are expected to attend the Women's March in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, January 21st. The event is one of several planned protests to be held throughout the country.... (more...)
Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS
by TV News Desk - January 19, 2017

Bounce will world premiere the 25 th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET.... (more...)
CBS Sports to Celebrate Black History Month with Premiere of THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969 CBS Sports to Celebrate Black History Month with Premiere of THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969
by TV News Desk - January 18, 2017

CBS Sports Network presents THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969, the story of 14 African-American University of Wyoming football players who were dismissed from the team in 1969 due to their desire to protest racial injustices.... (more...)
PBS to Present Civil Rights Documentary JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, 2/10 PBS to Present Civil Rights Documentary JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, 2/10
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced today that JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, will premiere Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET... (more...)
Tyler Perry to Receive 5th Annual PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Humanitarian Tyler Perry to Receive 5th Annual PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Humanitarian
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

CBS and The People's Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, during the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017... (more...)
PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience... (more...)
Bayard Rustin Documentary BAYARD & ME to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival Bayard Rustin Documentary BAYARD & ME to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - January 16, 2017

BAYARD & ME, a short documentary about gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin who adopted his partner for legal rights, will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival... (more...)
Rep. John Lewis Reacts to Donald Trump's Comments on NBC's News MEET THE PRESS Rep. John Lewis Reacts to Donald Trump's Comments on NBC's News MEET THE PRESS
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2017

“I would not invite him to come,” civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) exclusively told NBC News MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD moderator Chuck Todd when asked if he would take President-elect Donald Trump to Selma, Ala.... (more...)
BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in S... (more...)
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017 HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017... (more...)
Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963 Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963: Love Has to Win will be free to stream on Prime Video in the US beginning today... (more...)
Jelani Cobb To Receive Writers Guild's Inaugural Walter Bernstein Award Jelani Cobb To Receive Writers Guild's Inaugural Walter Bernstein Award
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, East is proud to announce the creation of the Walter Bernstein Award, which will be presented for the first time at the 69th annual Writers Guild Awards at New York's Edison Ballroom on February 19, 2017.... (more...)
HBO to Premiere Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA Documentary, 3/13 HBO to Premiere Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA Documentary, 3/13
by TV News Desk - January 10, 2017

HBO has acquired U.S. TV rights to the searing documentary CRIES FROM SYRIA, by Oscar® nominee Evgeny Afineevsky, ahead of its world premiere in the Documentary Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22.... (more...)
UPDATE: A&E Announces Cancellation of Previously Reported KKK Documentary Series UPDATE: A&E Announces Cancellation of Previously Reported KKK Documentary Series
by TV News Desk - December 27, 2016

Building upon the pre-existing partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the country's oldest and largest Jewish civil rights organization, A&E Network has announced an expansion of their commitment to exposing hate through new and enhanced relationships with some of the country's leading c... (more...)
Episode Descriptions Revealed for Smithsonian Channel's THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING Episode Descriptions Revealed for Smithsonian Channel's THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2016

THE REAL MAD MEN OF ADVERTISING premieres Sunday, January 8th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.... (more...)
VIDEO: Casey Affleck On Making His Acting Debut In Front of Rosa Parks VIDEO: Casey Affleck On Making His Acting Debut In Front of Rosa Parks
by TV News Desk - December 16, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Casey Affleck chatted about hosting NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and explains how he made his acting debut in front of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.... (more...)



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