TV One Kicks-off February with Its First-Ever Change Agents: History in the Making Short Films

Award-Winning Content Creators Produced 21 Short Films to
Celebrate Black History Month; Network Represents Black Culture with New
and Returning Series & Specials

SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of Black History Month, TV One is debuting Change
Agents: History in the Making
, 21 short films produced by
four award-winning content creators, airing every weeknight throughout
February. Beginning Monday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. ET, the
short films produced by American Black Film Festival winner Alton
(CRU); African American Women in Cinema Women of
Excellence Award Winner Jeanine Daniels (The Guy and The
; NAACP Image Award and Emmy Award winner P. Frank Williams
(Unsung); and Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Che
Rhymefest” Smith (co-writer “Jesus Walks” and “Glory”), will
focus on people enacting change within their spheres of influence and
the ripple effect it has on the world.

“In 2016 and moving forward, it is very important we represent our
viewers in all that we do. This includes providing them with
entertaining and inspirational programming during Black History Month,”
said Brad Siegel, President of TV One. “However, we feel
it is even more important to pay tribute to those unsung champions who
are making history in their communities each and every day. To honor
this commitment, we are proud to launch our first-ever short films, Change
Agents: History in the Making.

TV One’s Change Agents: History in the Making short
films will spotlight current day achievers and change agents from
college campuses, the community, corporate America, government,
technology, medicine, and beyond, who are making changes in the African
American community and making history. Each filmmaker will do a thematic
series of 5-6 short films showcasing unexpected and inspirational
stories of often unknown and unrecognized individuals: “Becoming the
Change” (Alton Glass), “Social Media Movement” (Jeanine Daniels),
“Without Words” (P. Frank Williams) and “Turn Up Black History” (Che
“Rhymefest” Smith).

Change Agents: History in the Making will premiere
every weeknight on TV One at 10 p.m. ET, beginning
Monday, Feb. 1
. The short films will also encore every weekend and a
longer version (up to two-and-a-half minutes) will be posted on

TV One is also airing an impressive programming slate of original
series and specials during Black History Month reflecting and
representing Black Culture, including new seasons of its signature
series Unsung (Feb. 10, 8 p.m. ET), true crime
series Fatal Attraction (Feb. 1, 9 p.m. ET) and
Justice By Any Means
(Feb. 1, 10 p.m. ET), comedy
hit Born Again Virgin (Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m. ET), and News
One Now
(Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. ET), the only
daily news program focusing explicitly on the African American
perspective. Plus, the network is unveiling the debuts of comedy series Here
We Go Again (
Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ET), docu-series The
Next:15 (
Feb. 10, 9 p.m. ET) and original comedy movie Definitely
Divorcing (
Feb. 20, 8 p.m. ET). In addition, TV One
will have exclusive airings of the 47th
NAACP Image Awards (
Feb. 5, 8 p.m. ET) and the BMI
Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors
(Feb. 19, 8 p.m. ET).

For more information about TV One’s Change Agents: History
in the Making,
including filmmakers’ bios, and the network’s Black
History Month
programming, please logon to the network’s companion
website at
Viewers can also join the conversation connecting via social media on Twitter,
and Facebook
(@tvonetv) using the hash tags #ChangeAgents and #TVOneRepresents.


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serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and
entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and
music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black
viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the
only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008,
the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million
households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ:
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