Watch The Root 100 on the Aspire Network

The interview series inspired by our annual list premieres on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m.

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The Root 100, the annual list of African-American achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45, will make its television debut this week on ASPiRE. The interview series, called The Root 100 and hosted by Suzanne Malveaux, a 2010 and 2011 honoree, premieres Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. on the new cable network.

ASPiRE, which was founded by Magic Johnson, is devoted to celebrating the African-American experience. The weekly show will highlight 24 intriguing 2012 honorees. From ASPiRE:

Among the trailblazers, innovators and tastemakers interviewed are Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, President of the NAACP Ben Jealous, celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and actor and author Hill Harper. Through provocative one-on-one interviews conducted by The Root contributor Omar Wasow, each one-hour episode features three provocative interviews woven together by a common theme or passion shared between those profiled in the episode. They talk about intimate moments, turning points in their lives and personal stories rarely seen on television. Through their inspirational stories, the series reveals what it takes to pursue your passion and life's work and the secrets of success.

Find out more about the series and view the list of upcoming episodes on ASPiRE. Check out the trailer below.

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