ATLANTA (Sept. 21, 2016) – Nearly 30 stations and counting will run the HD series premiere episode of Bounce TV’s first-ever news magazine show Ed Gordon on their primary channels starting this week, it was announced today.
The opportunity allows stations to promote their carriage of Bounce while encouraging sampling of the series. WUAB-TV in Cleveland, WMYD-TV in Detroit, WVUE-TV in New Orleans, WMC-TV in Memphis, WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, WBRC-TV in Birmingham and WFLX-TV in West Palm Beach are among the stations participating.
Bounce TV’s premiere of Ed Gordon on Tuesday, Sept. 13 was seen by nearly one million viewers 2+. The inaugural episode featured Gordon’s exclusive and emotional interview from Ferguson, Missouri with five Mothers of The Movement, African-American women whose children have been shot, with four killed, in acts of violence. Gordon also visited with Nate Parker and the cast of The Birth of a Nation, the much-anticipated motion picture dramatizing the life of Nat Turner, the slave who lead a rebellion in Virginia in 1831. In addition, Gordon sat down with popular singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Maxwell.
Gordon serves as executive producer and host of the new series, sitting down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon will also include investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human-interest feature stories.
Gordon has been a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes II, The Today Show and Dateline NBC, the host of News and Notes with Ed Gordon on NPR, anchorman for BET and is a weekly contributor to the national Steve Harvey Radio Show. He is also the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, as well as the prestigious Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Bounce TV (@BounceTV) is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Source: Nielsen, Live+SD, Ed Gordon Premiere & Encore Telecasts: September 13, 2016 (10p-11p & 2a-3a)
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