In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, TV One will present a two-hour special on Friday, Oct. 9 from 8-10 p.m. ET. The evening’s programming, presented by News One Now host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, will feature the network television premiere of the acclaimed documentary The Million Man March Story, followed by a News One Now primetime roundtable discussion.
Hosted by actor Malik Yoba, The Million Man March Story features behind-the-scenes footage and unique coverage of speeches by Minister Louis Farrakhan, Maya Angelou, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks, Dorothy Height and Stevie Wonder. The unique blend of historical footage, interviews and musical performances transports viewers back to a seminal civil rights demonstration and serves as the definitive record of that day’s historic proceedings.
“The Million Man March was a special day in American history,” noted On The Potomac Productions President Thomas Hart Jr. “It was one of the inspiring moments of our time, and is quite relevant to the issues of today.
Immediately following the documentary, News One Now will convene a roundtable discussion moderated by Roland S. Martin, featuring a panel consisting of politicians, entertainers, civil leaders and activists. Additional guests will provide commentary and analysis of the connection between the March and the current Black Lives Matter movement.
“Once again, News One Now’s unique perspective leads the discussion around a pivotal moment in our culture’s history that has had such a profound and influential impact on the nation,” remarked Martin. “The insight and viewpoint we will provide throughout this special programming event reflects our commitment to continual coverage of matters that are important to the Black community.”
TV One’s News One Now will also debut the 20th Anniversary Million Man March “Justice or Else!” public service announcement, featuring iconic hip-hop/R&B group Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony, as part of host Roland S. Martin’s live national broadcast television interview with Minister Louis Farrakhan today (9-10 a.m. ET). Additional commentary and analysis about the anniversary of the Million Man March is available online www.newsone.com and www.millionmanmarch20.com.