Have you heard of TV One? Is it in your town? TV One is a black network that has tons of fantastic black programming. They show reruns of the great black sitcoms and they also do special shows like “Lisa Raye, the Real McCoy” which is a reality tv show of the star’s life as she gets back into the game of Hollywood.
TV One also does a food show with G. Garvin, a very cool brother who can burn in the kitchen! But the show that I like best by TV One is called “Unsung” which looks back on the lives and careers of black artists that we all loved, but who disappeared from the scene. TV One’s Unsung goes out and finds these talented brothers and sisters and does very entertaining shows around how their careers started and background info on their lives and the issues that caused their careers to wane. Unsung is an hour long show, which is very well done, always entertaining and gives great closure on our favorite artists!
They’ve done episodes on Teena Marie, Zapp and Roger, Donnie Hathaway, Florence Ballard, Bootsy Collins, Rose Royce, Minnie Riperton, and recently did a show on the multi talented Angela Winbush http://www.tvoneonline.com/shows/show.asp?sid=1191&id=3093 that was fantastic and had me shedding tears for her triumph!
It was wonderful for me to understand where and how Angela honed her skills, built her career as a producer in a time when women weren’t really doing that, and how she overcame cancer! A very strong woman!
One of TV One’s best shows was done of the Debarge family and all the turmoil and heartrending issues that the talented siblings endured. This episode gives the FULL report! Check out the following videos.
Unsung is one the TV One’s best shows. They have a website which I have linked, so check them out and find out if the show is available in your town. If so, tune in and be greatly entertained!