Published on July 11, 2016 by Sonya's Spotlight

Only Daily News Program Dedicated to Black Viewers Extends Daily Live Broadcast To Cover the Black Lives Matter Movement and Tackle Racial Tensions Following Recent Tragic Shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Dallas Police Officers

In response to the recent tragic shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Dallas Police Officers, TV One’s NewsOne Now is airing a live two-hour special, “Black and Blue America: The Race Crisis,” tomorrow, Tuesday, July 12, 7-9 a.m. ET. Hosted by Roland S. Martin, the first daily news program dedicated to Black viewers, News One Now is extending its broadcast to cover the Black Lives Matter movement, community policing, and strategies to eradicate police brutality throughout America. An encore will also air later that night at midnight (12 a.m. ET).

“The developments in the past week necessitate the need for TV One’s News One Now to extend our show two hours and to re-broadcast at night,” said Martin. “As the only national daily show focused on African Americans, we have led on covering police brutality and the calls for accountability from Black Lives Matter. We believe going in-depth isn’t just our duty, it’s our responsibility to every African American in the country.”

Martin will speak with several panelists including members of Black Lives Matter, law enforcement officials, and political analysts about the evolution of America’s race culture, specifically the Black community’s relationship with law enforcement.  Additional topics throughout the special News One Now two-hour broadcast, “Black and Blue America: The Race Crisis,” will include:

  • Nationwide Protests and Arrests
  • Dallas Interfaith Memorial Service
  • Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore’s Alton Sterling Case Recusal
  • Dallas Police Chief David Brown’s Press Conference
  • Escalation of Violence and the Role of Black Lives Matter
  • Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter
  • Role of Community Policing to Ease Racial Tensions
  • People Killed By Police vs. Police Killed in the Line of Duty

Roland S. Martin


For more information about News One Now and Roland S. Martin, visit and, and check out TV One’s YouTube Channel. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram  and Facebook (@tvonetv) using #NewsOneNow and can engage with Martin daily via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope (@rolandsmartin).


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 7-8 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. In addition to television, News One Now reaches audiences 24/7 with exclusive program content and extended editorial on and the NewsOne mobile app.  News One Now is an evolution of Interactive One’s award-winning digital brand that launched in 2008 and reaches millions of African Americans each month. Susan Henry is executive producer of News One Now. D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s head of original programming and production.



Launched in January 2004, TV One ( 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,], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.


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