TV One To Offer Live Coverage Of King Memorial Dedication


TV One on Aug. 28 will offer live coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. beginning at 9 am., network officials said.

The coverage will be anchored by Roland Martin, host of TV One's Washington Watch with Roland Martin; Sirius XM Radio host Joe Madison, and Art Fennell, executive producer and host of Art Fennell Reports on The Comcast Network, said network officials.

TV One's coverage will include the best of the pre-dedication concert, expected to include performances by Mary Mary; Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir; Richard Smallwood Choir with Vanessa Williams; Morehouse College Glee Club; and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

TV One's lineup will also include coverage from the week's events, including the Civil Rights Pioneers Luncheon, The Message in the Music concert of civil rights era music, The Women Who Dare to Dream Luncheon honoring women civil rights leaders, and The Celebration Dream Gala.

In addition, TV One will feature interviews with civil rights leaders and other celebrities taped during the week's events, plus live interviews with visiting dignitaries, celebrities and special guests on site.

TV One's live coverage will conclude with the formal dedication ceremony, with expected participation by President Obama, said network officials.

"The dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial marks an historic day in Washington and in our country, and we want to share with our viewers the excitement and splendor of this long-awaited event," said TV One President and CEO Wonya Lucas in a statement. "We are pleased to offer full coverage of this powerful event celebrating the Memorial, which will serve as a continual reminder of Dr. King's message of hope and possibility, and his vision for our country's potential for freedom, opportunity, and justice for all."