Bounce TV’s primetime news magazine show Ed Gordon returns for an all-new episode on Tues. Dec. 13 at 9 p.m.
With uncertainty and fear growing, how will Black America fare in the age of President Donald Trump and will it suffer “Post Obama Blues?” A look at what the last eight years of having a black president has meant to African Americans, the impact the new president may have and what’s in store for the future of blacks in politics. Interviews include Congressional Black Caucus members Maxine Waters (D-CA), G.K Butterfield (D-NC), former RNC chairman Michael Steele and others.
Social Change…or Social Stardom? (First of Two Parts)
Are we seeing the next generation of protesters leading a contemporary form of activism, or are they just acting like it to become famous on social media? Gordon explores if these new black protesters are the real deal or pretenders as he gathers several new-school and old-school activists to talk about what activism means in 2016. Gordon’s guests for this interesting discussion include: Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist, Attorney Ben Crump, author and daughter of Malcolm X Ilyasah Shabazz, and Johnetta Elzie, a Ferguson protester.
‘Tis The Season
A fun look at Christmas music and why we love it. Will Downing, Kenny Latimore, Dave Koz and Shanice perform several beloved Christmas songs.
Gordon explores what Ebony has meant to Black America over the years and what the future may holds for the publication. The segment takes an historic look at the iconic magazine and celebrities discuss its importance. Many of the classic photos from Ebony that have chronicled African-Americans and people of color for over 70 years are also featured.
Artist at Work
Gordon talks with one of the America’s most acclaimed fine artists, Kadir Nelson. The award-winning artist, whose works can be found on postage stamps and New Yorker magazine covers, talks about how he sees his work as more than just art it’s also the documenting of the history of people of color.
Gordon has been a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes II, The Today Show and Dateline NBC, the host of “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” on NPR, anchorman for BET and is a weekly contributor to the national Steve Harvey Radio Show. He is also the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, as well as the prestigious Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.