SILVER SPRING, MD, JANUARY 15, 2013 – TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, has announced the details for its coverage of the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Roland Martin, host and managing editor of TV One’s Washington Watch, will lead the network’s live HD coverage that airs on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm ET.
Said Martin, “The second inauguration of the first Black president of the United States is a historical one, and we at TV One are excited to provide our viewers with our unique perspective on this occasion. This is a celebration for all Americans, and it is certainly a moment for African Americans to embrace at its fullest.”
TV One’s live broadcast will include coverage of the swearing in and Inaugural Address, as well as reactions from citizens on the National Mall. Commentators joining Martin for the coverage are expected to be Angela Rye, executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Dr. Chris Metzler, a political scientist at Georgetown University. Alfredas, co-host of The Russ Parr Morning Show, will contribute to the coverage as a field reporter.