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Discovery Presents 'Africa' (7-Part Epic Series Look At The Continent - Premieres Tonight)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 10:43 AM
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Everything you thought you knew about Africa, and then some... apparently. And you can thank Discovery for it!

Thoughts On Last Night's Broadcast TV Premiere Of 'Deception'...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 10:28 AM
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My Twitter feed was all abuzz about it, and I believe it was trending in the USA at one point, so, evidently, a lot of you watched it. I don't have the hard numbers yet, so I can't tell you how well it did in terms of viewership and ratings. But I should have them soon enough, and will post here once that happens.

MSNBC Gets A 60% Black Audience Increase In 2012

  • By Sergio
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  • January 8, 2013 8:59 AM
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MSNBC yesterday reported a huge increase in their overall ratings, a 20% increase, in 2012 no doubt due to the 2012 Presidential campaign, but also due to a another major factor - black viewership.

'In Living Color' Reboot Officially, Totally Dead At Fox. What About The Footage Already Shot?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 8:25 PM
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Watch Chapter 1 Of PBS' 3-Hour-Long Series 'The Abolitionists' Ahead Of Tomorrow's Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 7:55 PM
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One of the new programs that will comprise the winter/spring season ahead for PBS, is a 3-part, 3-hour American Experience film titled The Abolitionists.

A Fresh Generation Of African Leaders To Be Featured In New Docuseries 'Tutu’s Children'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 6:26 PM
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In Case You Missed It - Video Clip From 'Best Funeral Ever'

  • By Sergio
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  • January 7, 2013 2:45 PM
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So as you will fondly recall, I told you about that new TLC reality show, Best Funeral Ever, about the wacky and ratchet funerals done by the Dallas based Golden Gate Funeral Home (HERE) that premiered last night, I'm sure, to great ratings.

VH1 Tats Up Harlem with 'Black Ink Crew' - Series Premiere Tonight (Watch Preview)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 1:47 PM
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In August, the network revealed its new season lineup of shows, introducing a slate of original programs that reflect the interests of what it called its "adultster" audience - "adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture."

Watch All 8 Ground-Breaking 'Why Poverty?' Documentaries Now (Including 'Stealing Africa')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 11:32 AM
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A quick recap...

'Deception' Debuts Tonight On NBC; Show Creators See No Need To Call Attention To Race

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 11:07 AM
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“I guess the way it all shook out, (the ethnicity of [Meagan] Good and [Laz] Alonso) is a way of sort of dealing with race without actually having to talk about it... But it’s not something we really talk about too much in the writers room…I just think it is sort of there. I’m not sure what we could put in the characters’ mouths that would speak louder than the fact of what you’re looking at on-screen.”