My New Favorite Show (And, I haven’t even seen it yet)
It’s only been on the air a couple of weeks, but “News One Now” is my favorite show on TV. Yes, it’s moved to the top of my list, ahead of “The Walking Dead,” “PTI,” and “Family Guy.” And, here’s the thing: due to a combination of cable company issues at my new home, I haven’t even been able to watch “News One Now” yet.
Roland Martin’s new show is the only national daily news show on TV dedicated to African Americans. That’s a big deal. And, I understand better than anyone just how big of a deal it is. (You’ll just have to trust me on that.)
Of course, African Americans have the same hopes and fears about their families and careers as any other American. Still, some issues are unique and critical to African Americans: higher unemployment, high school graduation rates for black boys, driving/walking/shopping while black, crime in our communities, etc. Those don’t get constant, keen focus on other news shows.
“News One Now” has a rare opportunity, and I would even go as far as saying, a responsibility, and I’m glad to see the network taking it on. I don’t need to see the show first in order to support what I know Roland is trying to do. I just pray Roland gets the time and support he needs from the network in order to flourish.
I’m a fan of “News One Now.” And, as soon as I get my cable situation worked out, I’ll be a viewer as well.