'Defender' Editor Martin Gets 'TV One' Spots

By: E&P Staff Chicago Defender Executive Editor Roland S. Martin will provide regular 60-second commentaries on TV One, the black-oriented cable channel announced.

Martin will provide commentaries on topics of interest to African Americans beginning in May, TV One said.

"Like many of our fellow citizens, African Americans love to discuss the political, sociological and economic issues that have an impact on our daily lives, and no one is better than Roland Martin at generating conversation on those issues," TV One President and CEO Johnathan [STET] Rodgers [STET] said in a statement. "Roland Martin is relentless in his pursuit of truth and understanding. TV One viewers will benefit greatly from his dynamic, thought-provoking commentaries."

Launched in January 2004, TV One claims 20 million subscribers and offers a range of lifestyle and entertainment-oriented original programming as well as classic series, movies, fashion and music.

Martin has been executive editor of the black-oriented Defender since last summer. He is also a syndicated columnist and author of the book "Speak Brother! A Black Man's View of America."


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