EXCLUSIVE: BET and CBS Information have introduced the Season 2 renewal of primetime newsmagazine America In Black. Featured on BET, Paramount+ and CBS Information streaming, America In Black focuses on investigative reporting, newsmaker interviews, human curiosity tales and movie star profiles.
In Season 1, America In Black explored Black maternal mortality with an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris, reported on the conflict on Black historical past and regarded on the amputation epidemic amongst African Individuals. It additionally featured profiles and interviews with Michael B. Jordan, LL Cool J, Taraji P. Henson, T.D. Jakes, and others.
Within the new season, veteran BET Information anchor Ed Gordon will return to the community after an 18-year hiatus as particular correspondent. CBS Mornings host Vladimir Duthiers and particular correspondent Soledad O’Brien additionally will be a part of America In Black this season.
The second season premieres throughout Black Historical past Month with two episodes on Tuesday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 20 on BET at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Episodes might be obtainable on CBS Information Streaming starting, Sunday, February 18 at 8 PM, ET.
Season 1 correspondents included CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King; journalist and writer Marc Lamont Hill; NFL Right this moment host and CBS Information particular correspondent James Brown, CBS Saturday Morning co-host Michelle Miller, CBS Information nationwide correspondent and CBS Weekend Information anchor Jericka Duncan, CBS Information correspondents Skyler Henry and Danya Bacchus; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery, Leisure Tonight co-host Nischelle Turner and MTV correspondent Dometi Pongo.
The premiere episode on February 6 will function O’Brien’s interview and profile of Origin filmmaker Ava DuVernay, together with a profile of Sandra Douglass Morgan, the first and solely Black lady NFL workforce president; a report on Black love and extra. The February 20 installment will function King in a sit-down interview with Victoria Monét; a narrative of meals critic Keith Lee, and a profile of Maryland Governor Wes Moore. Comic Roy Wooden Jr. returns this season along with his “Mic Drop” commentary phase starting Feb. 6.
“Black storytelling is core to our mission at BET, and we’re thrilled to proceed increasing our Content material For Change initiative with one other riveting season of America In Black,” stated Scott Mills, President and CEO, BET Media Group. “This primetime newsmagazine illuminates urgent and untold points that have an effect on us all and resonate deeply inside our neighborhood. The collaboration and synergy between the highly effective banners of BET Information and CBS Information affirms our shared dedication to create consciousness, propel motion, and ignite change.”
America In Black is government produced by Alvin Patrick and Jason Samuels.
“America In Black offers us a novel alternative to inform tales which can be vital to the Black neighborhood,” stated Alvin Patrick, Govt Producer of America In Black and Govt Producer of CBS Information Streaming Originals and the CBS Information Race and Tradition Unit. “CBS Information is happy to companion with BET for a second season to proceed to discover the wealthy narratives that outline the African American expertise and ship modern storytelling and informative reporting from our gifted workforce of journalists.”