Al Sharpton Hosts New Talk Show

They are a legendary part of African American life. Hollywood has made hit movies about them. And now TV One has enlisted Rev. Al Sharpton to host a talk and interview series that will take place in those havens of African American culture where no topic is off limits – barbershops. This fall, TV One will premiere Cuttin’ Up with Al Sharpton, where Rev. Sharpton will bring celebrities, politicians, sports figures and other interesting characters to barbershops across New York where he, the shop patrons and barbers can interview them and engage in candid conversation and often hilarious discourse.

Each week, TV One viewers will be a fly on the wall as Rev. Sharpton and his guests hear what’s really on the minds of African Americans, whether it be politics, sports, social issues or current events. And, of course, the host and former Democratic Presidential candidate will offer his own unvarnished views and moderate the lively conversation.

“I’m excited about working with TV One, especially on a series that will focus on issues that are truly important to African Americans,” said Rev. Sharpton. “While we expect to have a good time and a lot of laughs along the way, we’re also going to be talking to real people about what’s most important to them, and there’s no better place for candid conversations than barbershops.”

“We’re delighted to have Rev. Sharpton working with us on this unique series,” said TV One President and CEO Johnathan Rodgers. “At TV One, our mission is to showcase the breadth and depth of the African American culture, and our barbershops are an integral part of that culture. Men and women of all ages and from all walks of life meet at their neighborhood barbershops — it’s in many ways the community ‘watercooler,’ where we laugh and talk and catch up on important news of the day.”

Cuttin’ Up with Al Sharpton is slated to premiere in November 2006 and will be produced for TV One by The House, Inc. Executive producer is Diane Houslin and TV One executive in charge of production is Sitarah Pendleton, vice president of production and development.

Via PRNewswire

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