TV One Announces Election Coverage

November 3, 2008 at 4:34 am Leave a comment

TV-one-logo.JPGTV One will
offer comprehensive coverage of the Presidential election returns November 4,
beginning at 7 PM ET, with Election Night 08: A Vote for
Change
, anchored by team members from its highly successful Democratic
convention coverage in August, including industry veterans Arthur Fennell, host
and managing editor of “Art Fennell Reports” on CN8, The Comcast Network Joe
Madison, XM Satellite and WOL-AM radio talk show host and Jacque Reid, news
correspondent on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.


TV One plans to utilize the
resources of the Associated Press, and offer live coverage throughout the night
from seven different locations, including Obama and McCain election night
headquarters, the TV One Election Newsroom, and the AP’s national vote tally
center. 

The anchor team will be joined by a group of experts
including pollster Shawnta Walcott, who will analyze the votes and exit
polling.  A panel of African-American commentators, including Michael Eric
Dyson and Tom Joyner, will be providing commentary and perspective all night
long. In addition, TV One Commentator Roland Martin, who is also a CNN analyst,
will be reporting live from CNN Election Headquarters inNew
York. 

As this election is expected to result in unprecedented
turnout among both young people and African-Americans, TV One plans to offer
remote broadcasts from two historically black colleges & universities
(HBCUs) in battleground states: Florida A&M and North Carolina A&T, to
hear and see first hand how these youth are responding to the election. 

TV One also will explore the impact that use of the
Internet has had on this election night with a dedicated correspondent in the
Election Newsroom reporting in real time on what’s happening online with the
election. 

“Election night 2008 will be a historic night for African
Americans, under any circumstances,” said TV One President and CEO Johnathan
Rodgers. “And we received such an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers
about TV One’s convention coverage, we are excited to bring our viewers an
African American cultural perspective on the final chapter of this most historic
election campaign.” 

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com)
serves  more than 45.8 million households (Nielsen Oct. 2008 estimate),
offering a broad range of lifestyle and entertainment-oriented original
programming, classic series, movies, fashion and music designed to entertain,
inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. 
TV One’s investors include Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK;
http://www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African
American and urban listeners;  Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA and
CMCSK; http://www.comcast.com], the leading cable television company in the country;
The DirecTV Group; Constellation Ventures; Syndicated Communications; and
Opportunity Capital Partners. 

Source: TV One

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