or


[05/05/09 - 02:08 PM]
TV One Premieres "Stand" May 24 at 9 PM Et, a Documentary Chronicling the Extraordinary Road Trip of Tavis Smiley and 10 Friends Exploring the Black Male Experience
Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, BeBe Winans, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Dick Gregory and Wren T. Brown are among those who join Smiley.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE PREMIERES "STAND" MAY 24 AT 9 PM ET, A DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING THE EXTRAORDINARY ROAD TRIP OF TAVIS SMILEY AND 10 FRIENDS EXPLORING THE BLACK MALE EXPERIENCE

-- Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, BeBe Winans, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Dick Gregory, Wren T. Brown are among those joining Tavis Smiley on a unique journey through America's Heartland in Summer 2008 --

Silver Spring, MD -- On Sunday, May 24 from 9-11 PM, TV One premieres STAND, a compelling documentary chronicling an extraordinary road trip taken by broadcaster Tavis Smiley and 10 remarkable black male friends at a key moment in our nation's history. America was commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of then-Senator Barack Obama emerging as the first African American to become the Democratic presidential nominee. As America approached the historic 2008 presidential election, the national dialogue and debate intensified about race relations, politics and the legacy of the civil rights movement.

On this journey is renowned philosopher, scholar, Princeton professor, author and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West; his brother, songwriter and producer Cliff West; author, commentator, public intellectual and Georgetown University professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson; Princeton Professor of Religion and African American Studies Dr. Eddie Glaude; Grammy Award-winning gospel and R&B artist BeBe Winans; actor and founding director of the Ebony Repertory Theatre Wren T. Brown; comedian and activist Dick Gregory; Raymond Ross, Smiley's longtime special assistant; and young Memphis student activists Daron Boyce and Robert Smith. Along the way, Smiley and friends explore the diversity and complexity of the Black male experience in America past, present and future.

STAND provides rare insight into a unique group of scholars, musicians, comedians and social critics as they gather for reflection of brotherhood while confronting their own roles and responsibilities as pioneers of social progress. The trip is filled with poignant moments as the group encounters people like music legend Sam Moore, of Sam and Dave, who shares little known stories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ike and Tina Turner. The brothers also have several emotional exchanges as they visit landmarks like the Lorraine Motel, site of Dr. King's assassination, and Fisk University, where the parents of Cornel and Cliff West met.

"I see this movie as a window, if you will, a window into the world of Black men," Smiley says. "It's one thing to celebrate a Black man being president; it's another thing to help create conditions that allow other Black men to rise to the level of their own talent, ability and skill. This film features a range of Black men that we run into in church, over dinner, on the streets of Memphis and Nashville.

"There are times in the film when we debate, cry, laugh, hug and even hold hands and pray together. It's a genuine reflection of Black men and brotherhood which we rarely, if ever see in the media, and when people see the film, they really respond to that," Smiley adds.

"We are honored to premiere this fascinating documentary and help raise awareness of a truly moving film that we think should be viewed by young and old, black and white, men and women, alike," said TV One President and CEO Johnathan Rodgers. "The feeling of brotherhood that is captured, the level of discourse that is displayed, and the sense of history and how far we have come that permeates the trip makes this journey, like the summer itself, a unique moment in time."

STAND is produced by Sivat Productions. Director and Executive Producer is Tavis Smiley. Producer is Sasheen Artis. Supervising Producer is Adriane Hopper, and Editor is Stacy Goldate. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Robert Wesley Branch.

STAND will be available on DVD beginning May 25. The DVD can be ordered by visiting www.tvoneonline.com.

Nationwide Insurance will sponsor screenings of the film in 10 cities around the country.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves more than 47.4 million households (Nielsen April 2009 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; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA and CMCSK; www.comcast.com], the leading cable television company in the country; The DirecTV Group; Constellation Ventures; Syndicated Communications; and Opportunity Capital Partners.





  [may 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/19/18 - 09:15 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Competition in Viewers, Demos
A rebroadcast of "20/20" leads the night in both categories.

[08/18/18 - 09:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown
The Peacock shares in the adults 18-49 honors with ABC and CBS.

[08/17/18 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 17
Updates include: Michelle Wolf, Joel McHale series canceled by Netflix; Tom Segura, Christina Pazsitzky to star in CBS comedy; and Steven Ogg to recur on TNT's "Snowpiercer."

[08/17/18 - 12:30 PM]
Fox 21 Television Studios and The Littlefield Company Option Best Selling Author Beth Macy's "Dopesick" for Television
"Every once in a while, you come across a piece of material that is that rare diamond in that it's an incredibly arresting story, and, even more, is timely and important," commented Bert Salke.

[08/17/18 - 11:18 AM]
HBO Announces Series Order for Damon Lindelof's "Watchmen"
Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, "Watchmen" embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

[08/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
Disney Channel's New Family Comedy "Coop & Cami Ask the World" Set to Premiere Friday, October 12
The series follows the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship.

[08/17/18 - 10:16 AM]
Cast Announced - YouTube's Season 2 "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*"
On tap are Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Jon Cryer, Rhys Darby, Donald Faison, Lucy Hale, Tom Lennon, Ken Marino, Tim Matheson, Joel McHale, Tim Meadows, Stephen Merchant, Ben Schwartz, Dax Shepard, Jessica St Clair, Pete Wentz, and Samira Wiley.

[08/17/18 - 10:08 AM]
Netflix Announces "What/If" an All New Original Drama Series Starring Renee Zellweger from Creator Mike Kelley
The social thriller explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.

[08/17/18 - 10:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Fall Season Highlights
New series include "Blood Runs Cold" (Thursday, October 25) and "Deadly Silence" (Tuesday, November 13).

[08/17/18 - 09:18 AM]
"Monday Night Football" Preseason Game on ESPN Up 11 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, August 16.

[08/17/18 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the night among total viewers in addition to adults 18-49.

[08/17/18 - 08:00 AM]
"Star Wars Resistance," A New High-Flying Animated Adventure Series, Takes Flight with a One-Hour Premiere Sunday, October 7, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

[08/17/18 - 07:31 AM]
Key Art Debut - Jeremy Saulnier's Gripping Psychological Thriller "Hold the Dark," A Netflix Film Starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, Riley Keough
The latest Netflix original film debuts on Friday, September 28.

[08/16/18 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 16
Updates include: E! axes "The Royals" after four seasons; USA gives series order to "Bourne" TV series "Treadstone"; and Michael Engler to helm "The Gilded Age" at NBC.

[08/16/18 - 02:31 PM]
Starz's "Outlander" Season Four Returning November 4th!
Season four continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.