WFSU by Victoria Dominguez
February 10, 2020
Tallahassee is now the home of a brand new, 24-hour television network. The Black News Channel officially launched today. WFSU reports it’s projected to reach millions of households across the nation.
The network says what sets it apart from other news channels is its coverage of black communities. The Black News Channel includes talk shows for black women and teenagers and plans to highlight historically black colleges and universities.
J.C. Watts is the chairman of the BNC. He’s a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma, and says the channel is meant to represent the lived experiences of African-Americans, instead of a particular ideology.
“Any African-American that is 45 years of age [or older], if they’re honest- I don’t care if they’re liberal or conservative- if they tell me of an experience they’ve had, I can say, ‘me too,'” Watts says.