ABC-owned TV stations celebrate Black History Month

ABC-owned television stations announced the cross-platform slate of its Black History Month content with 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 making voting increasingly difficult. 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.

Here’s a quick rundown of ABC-owned television stations celebrating Black History Month:

  • ABC7/WABC-TV New York, the #1 station in New York and the nation’s most-watched television station, airs numerous stories that celebrate black communities, their leaders, and their historic role in arts and entertainment while addressing barriers that black communities still face. . Highlighted stories include an interview with Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first black female coach, a profile on American entertainer Augusta Savage, and specials, “Women in Motion: Black History Month and Mentoring Kings: Black History Month. “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 the 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, Afro-Latino heritage, local Black-owned businesses, NAACP Image Awards coverage and vignettes Black History Month celebration specials featuring national celebrities.
  • ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special features, programming 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 both its popular 30-minute show “FYI Philly” and “Vision,” a Black Community Affairs program. 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 rebroadcast 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 in the 6:00 p.m. newscasts highlighting Black communities in Central California 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.

About ABC-Owned TV Stations

The eight ABC stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 on all of American television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million total viewers and 62 million digital visitors per month, the eight stations are made up of WABC-TV New York, KABC- TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also bring locally-sourced stories to more than 17 million viewers across America through its cross-platform lifestyle network, Localish. In 2020, the stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as Station Group of the Year for Innovative, Next-Gen News Reporting, and Main market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multi-Platform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the strength of the group and its ever-increasing growth and reach growing in the cross-platform space.

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