The hour-long weekly public affairs series will air live in HD Monday, January 21, 2013 from 11 am to 2 pm EST. The coverage will be led by Roland Martin, host and managing editor of the series that focuses on issues of importance to African Americans.
Live from the National Mall, TVOne and Roland will provided coverage of the swearing in and Inaugural Address as well as reactions from bystanders. NBC Grio Reporter, Essence Magazine & Daily Beast Columnist Sophia A. Nelson will join the team to weigh in on First Lady Michelle Obama, her style, her policy agenda, her impact in a second term. “I look forward to sharing this historic day with my favorite network TvOne. It is an honor to share the national media stage with Roland and his outstanding team of producers and guests.”
TV network, celebrating the ninth anniversary of its launch this month, serves more than 57 million households nationwide offering a wide variety of movies, music, original programming and classic series including “Washington Watch.”
Jay Feldman, executive producer of “Washington Watch” will join Craig Henry, head of production for TVOne, behind the scenes Monday for the broadcasting of this historic event. “This is a celebration for all Americans, and it is certainly a moment for African Americans to embrace at its fullest,” Roland said.