Bounce TV will celebrate the incredible life of Muhammad Ali, the global icon who passed away Friday at the age of 74, with a special presentation of The Greatest, the 1977 motion picture in which Ali stars as himself, tomorrow, June 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT.
The Greatest is a dramatization of Ali’s life and starts with his rise to fame winning the heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, when he was known as Cassius Clay. He then stuns Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world and soon after converts to Islam and changes his name.
When he is suddenly classified 1A by the Draft Board that earlier rejected him, Ali refuses the draft on religious grounds, which leads to the stripping of his title. Embarking on -- and ultimately winning -- a nearly four-year long court battle, Ali then returns to the ring and takes part in what many consider some of the greatest fights of all time. Against all odds, he defeats George Foreman in the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” to win back the heavyweight title.
The Greatest was based on a book written by Ali and others and the boxing footage is largely from the actual fights. The film includes the song The Greatest Love of All, written for the movie and performed by George Benson. It was later remade by Whitney Houston.
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Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Today on NewsOne Now, host and managing editor Roland S. Martin spoke about his attendance at a protest rally at the North Carolina General Assembly yesterday to fight NC Senate Bill 873. This bill was crafted to decrease North Carolina HBCUs tuition while cutting financial funds. Political editor and panelist Lauren Victoria Burke spoke to the increasing troubles HBCUs have had to face over the last few years and how this particular bill adds to the list.
“Every state legislature plays this game with HBCUs especially if there is a Republican governor which there is in North Carolina. HBCU funding over the last 8 years have had the hardest time in three decades,” said Burke.
Also on NewsOne Now, a young woman who fired warning shots at a gunman who murdered her fiancé is now facing felony firearm charges. During the conversation, panelists called out the National Rifle Association (NRA) for being silent in showing support for a Black woman facing felony charges over warning shots in self-defense. “When it’s George Zimmerman it’s okay, when it’s this woman there’s a problem,” said Burke.
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Emanating from the heart of Washington D.C. in a state-of-the-art studio that offers a stunning view of the Capitol building, News One Now airs Monday through Friday on TV One from 7-8 a.m. ET. News One Now is hosted by Roland S. Martin, the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists’ Journalist of the Year and former host of TV One’s long-running, award-winning weekly news program, Washington Watch with Roland Martin. Each morning, Martin – who also serves as the program’s managing editor – sifts through the headlines of the day to spotlight matters that greatly impact the African American community. In addition to television, News One Now reaches audiences 24/7 with exclusive program content and extended editorial on NewsOne.com and the NewsOne mobile app. News One Now is an evolution of Interactive One’s award-winning digital brand NewsOne.com that launched in 2008 and reaches millions of African Americans each month.Susan Henry is executive producer of News One Now. D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s head of original programming and production.
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Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households.TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
Popin Speaks Words of Truth and Encouragement; Shares Story Behind Song, "Such A Time As This."
Bryan Popin recently sat down with Willie Moore Jr. for a heart-to-heart chat on Radio One's highly rated syndicated show, "The Willie Moore Jr. Show." Popin spoke from the heart and shared words of truth and encouragement live from the Atlanta based studio to the entire Radio One audience as they got real & shared a few laughs regarding the inspiration behind Popin's latest single, "Such A Time As This."
Popin cracked TOP 30 again this week, is now #28 on Billboard's Gospel Chart and trending Top 25 at #21!
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