Houston journalist Roland Martin debuted his new TV news show Monday, set to focus on the important news of the day from an African-American perspective, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The platform, which has been a lifelong dream of Martin’s, is a one-hour program that will run alongside the final hour of his three-hour morning radio show.
TV One, the channel that will air the show, describes it as “the first morning show to focus on news regarding politics, entertainment and culture from ‘an explicitly African-American perspective,’” the Chronicle notes.
The 44-year-old is excited about the chance to jump back into TV and give the viewers something they haven’t seen before.
“I have known what my skill set is and what my talent is and that I can host my own show,” he told the Chronicle. “The key is that in whatever you do, you do not get enamored with the largeness of the company on your business card. Focus on the opportunities.
“This is a chance for us to show the breadth and depth of black America,” he added. “When was the last time you saw a black economist talking on television? Other than Colin Powell, when was the last time you saw a black general talking about the military? We can showcase that talent.”
Read more at the Houston Chronicle.