TV One's News One Now Encores ‘Black-ish' A Backstage Pass, A Behind-the-Scenes Primetime Special, Wednesday, May 20, 8 p.m. ET

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 5/18/2015, 3:45 p.m.
As the first season of ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘black-ish, comes to a close, TV One’s News One Now is ...
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SILVER SPRING, MD – MAY 18, 2015 – As the first season of ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘black-ish, comes to a close, TV One’s News One Now is encoring its one-hour behind-the-scenes primetime profile, ‘black-ish A Backstage Pass, this Wednesday, May 20 at 8 P.M. ET. As the first weekday news program in history to focus on politics and pop culture from an explicitly Black perspective, News One Now host and managing editor Roland S. Martin’s visit to the sitcom’s set earlier this year resulted in interviews with the entire cast. During the NAACP Image Awards week, Martin sat down with Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne to discuss what makes the show so special to millions of viewers each week. He also talks with young stars Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin about how their roles differ, how they relate to their characters, and what kicked off their acting careers.


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