ABC-owned TV stations announce Black History Month content

Today, ABC-owned TV stations announced the cross-platform slate of its Black History Month content featuring stories, focusing on suffrage and electoral reform while celebrating cultures, heritage and black communities. Led by the Race and Culture Content team integrated into the eight stations, journalists will shed light on current circumstances that are DO IT more and more difficult to vote.

Most Black History Month stories, media coverage and premium content are available on the new 24/7 streaming channels of ABC-owned TV stations, in addition to airing linearly in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh. -Durham and Fresno, and its connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

The award-winning series “On the Red Carpet Storytellers Spotlight” celebrates leading black storytellers. Cast members from the hit comedy series “Black-ish” will discuss the show’s legacy and its impact on culture as it comes to an end. Quinta Brunson, creator, executive producer and star of ABC’s comedy series “Abbott Elementary,” shares her creative journey, challenges and victories as a woman of color in Hollywood.

Marissa Jo Cerar, creator, showrunner and executive producer of ABC’s groundbreaking series “Women of the Movement,” talks about the importance of bringing the story of Emmett Till and Mamie TIll-Mobley to television and how it does so of being a black mother impacted her creative process. Tara Roberts, National Geographic Explorer, takes viewers on a listening journey in “Into the Depths” podcasts, the untold story of the transatlantic slave trade. She also shares with storytellers the importance and impact of black voices in the podcast space.

ABC’s award-winning show “Localish” will air wellness stories featuring Black-owned businesses and community leaders, including its most popular show, “More in Common,” across all platforms.

Content per ABC station

ABC7 / WABC-TV New York, the #1 station in New York and the nation’s most-watched television channel, airs numerous stories that celebrate black communities, its leaders, and their historic role in arts and entertainment while removing the barriers that black communities still face. Featured articles include an interview with Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first black female coach, a portrait of American artist Augusta Savage, and specials, “Women on the Move: Black History Month” and Mentoring Kings : Black History Month. winning “Here and Now,” the long-running popular African-American public affairs program in the tri-state area, will cover issues and interests that impact and celebrate community.

ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, Southern California’s most-watched station, will air numerous news segments, including a story of investigative data journalism on voting rights. Stories throughout the month highlight Black Restaurant Week, the SoCal Black History Parade and Unity Festival, the legacy of Afro-Latinos, local Black-owned businesses, coverage of the NAACP IMAGE AWARD and special Black History Month celebration vignettes featuring national celebrities.

ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special reports, shows and vignettes throughout the month of February. Market leader to air special presentations of three-time Emmy® Award winner “Our Chicago: Building Black,” a series that taps into the essence of Chicago’s black community, hosted by ABC7’s Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders , with contributions from Jim Rose , Val Warner and Will Jones.

6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia celebrates black culture on its popular 30-minute “FYI Philly” and “Vision,” a Black Community Affairs show. The market leader will air numerous news segments and stories celebrating black excellence, including the “Philadelphia International Records 50th Anniversary” honoring legendary music producers and community leaders Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco celebrates the Bay Area’s black community, culture and leadership through extensive reporting that informs, inspires and empowers local audiences. Local content featuring black-owned businesses, like Ethos Collective, a company that helps uplift black wedding designers who are impacted by racial bias in the wedding industry. Race and Culture reporter Julian Glover delves into voting rights issues.

ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston celebrates black history as Race and Culture reporter Rosie Nguyen examines issues surrounding voter rights in Texas and reports on other community-focused stories. In addition to news segments celebrating black culture, the Houston market leader is launching a collection of 50 stories of Black History Month stories available to stream on its 24/7 streaming channel and its connected television applications.

ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham will air 30-minute HBCU specials and rerun content from the previous year’s HBCU Experience, news segments and community programming to celebrate Black History Month .

ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno will air many stories on the 6:00 p.m. newscasts highlighting Central California’s Black communities throughout the month. Viewers can watch inspiring profiles on community members, black-owned individuals and businesses, including a black wine owner, and California State University, Fresno’s mission to encourage more black students to learn winemaking.

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