Ed Gordon brings his style of news to Bounce TV with the premier of Ed Gordon, Tuesday, September 13 at 10 pm ET/9 pm CT. The series is the first news magazine show ever on Bounce TV. It is a mix of celebrity and pop culture interviews, investigative news, current events and human-interest stories.
A thirty year veteran and respected journalist, Gordon has served as a contributor to 60 Minutes, the Today Show and Dateline NBC. Gordon hosted NPR’s News and Notes with Ed Gordon. He was an anchor on BET. Currently, he is a contributor to the national syndicated Steve Harvey Radio Show. Ed Gordon debuts with some powerful interviews. Gordon talks to the cast of Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation film, which will include a special conversation with Nate Parker – the film’s director, writer and star – about his controversial past. Gordon will also go one on one with Grammy Award winning soulful crooner Maxwell about his music, life and activism..
The NAACP Image Award winning Gordon will delve into socio-political issues of the day with an exclusive sit-down, emotional interview with Mothers of The Movement, African American mothers whose children have been the victims of violence. The “mothers” are Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Lucia McBath (Jordan Davis), Lezley McSpadden (Michael Brown), Wanda Johnson (Oscar Grant) and Marian Tolan (Robbie Tolan). They will discuss what life is like for them day to day and about the senseless gun violence that is plaguing the nation.
Gordon has interviewed the likes of President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandella, Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, and O.J. Simpson. He says he is elated to partner with Bounce TV. When asked if he would be having either of the 2016 presidential candidates on his show he said, “Quite frankly I don’t hold out a whole lot of hope sitting with them, not that its us, in that I think both are avoiding sit downs with the press as often as they can…but I would love if both are true in their want to talk with African Americans that they would not only do what a lot of candidates have done over the years.
They think, well I talked to Tom Joyner or I talked on Steve Harvey’s radio program and they think that means they’ve talked to all of us…and that just isn’t the case. They should continue to go on Tom and Steve but they should sit with Roland (Martin), they should sit with myself…sit with Tavis (Smiley)…sit with Soledad (Obrien)…sit with us as they do with the other community… with all of us…the people in print….I know the late great George Curry, had not only (sent) invitations to them but was frustrated quite frankly on his own in trying to sit with President Obama. So I think that the black press needs to be afforded more opportunities and that’s something that I’ve fought with throughout my career.”
Witness more of that kind of straight ahead journalism from Ed Gordon on the Ed Gordon show premiering Tuesday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on Bounce TV.
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