Grand Prize Package Includes Trip to Washington D.C. to see “The Black List” ExhibitBack
Bright House Networks and TV One will kick off Black History Month in February with an array of featured movies, special programming and a national viewer promotion offering a variety of prizes.
TV One, Bright House Networks, The Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a screening of The Black List with a panel discussion to follow. The panel discussion will be moderated by April Ryan, 23 year journalism veteran and a regular panelist on Washington Watch with Roland Martin for TV One. The event is scheduled to place Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm at the Bakersfield Museum of Art.
TV One’s Black History Month programming is highlighted by the debut of the award-winning documentary series, The Black List. A three-part series, The Black List features a remarkable group of 50 black American notables as they share candid stories and revealing insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of the black experience in America.
The documentaries are a collaboration between celebrated portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield Sanders, and award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell. Those included in the series include Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Sean Combs, Colin Powell, Chris Rock, John Legend, and Serena Williams among many others. Other special programming during February includes The Jacksons, Aretha Franklin: Her Life in Song, Boycott, The Medgar Evans Story, and Tuskagee Airmen. TV One is available on channel 226 and in HD on channel 1226.
The Black History Month celebration also features a national contest which encourages viewers to log onto www.tvone.tv and upload a photograph and a short essay of 300 words or less expressing how their life was impacted by a Black List icon. The contest, which runs through February 29th, will offer three weekly prizes of an Amazon Kindle Fire with a copy of “The Black List” book downloaded for free.
One winner from the weekly entries will win the grand prize package of an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to experience the most popular landmarks, restaurants and memorials, and a special tour of “The Black List” exhibit at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery.
“Bright House Networks is pleased to celebrate Black History Month in conjunction with TV One,” said Joe Schoenstein, Bright House Networks Bakersfield Division. “With TV One’s acclaimed programming, our customers can look forward to a superb month of viewing opportunities in February. Plus, we encourage viewers to submit their content to www.tvone.tv for a chance to win one of the great prizes being offered.”
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