— Speech is slated to take place at 6 PM ET ““
TV One plans to interrupt its regular schedule Wednesday evening, April 6 at to provide live coverage of President Obama’s address during a special awards dinner and program that is part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration and Convention of the National Action Network in New York. The National Action Network, founded by Rev. Al Sharpton is hosting “20 Years of Struggle, 20 Years of Progress… 20 Years of Shaping History” April 6- 9, convening influential leaders in civil rights, government, business and media to focus on the issues most important in civil rights this year.
Washington Watch host and managing editor Roland Martin is slated to anchor the coverage of President Obama’s speech, tentatively slated to take place at 6 PM ET. TV One will resume its regular schedule at the conclusion of the speech.
TV One will also be on hand to tape the National Action Network’s closing forum, Measuring the Movement 2011, again hosted by Roland Martin and radio superstar Tom Joyner. This will follow up on last year’s leadership forum sponsored by Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network and is designed to determine and commit to significant and measurable goals that will advance the standing of African Americans over the next 12 months in the areas of political power, economic power and social/cultural influence. TV One plans to air Measuring the Movement 2011 on Sunday, April 17 at 10 AM ET