Race Matters TV

Arsenio Hall’s TV Comeback: Hosting TV One’s ‘Blacklist’

African American cable network TV One is creating a five-hour special highlighting the achievements, moments and cultural movements that have advanced blacks and changed the course of history.

Arsenio Hall (pictured with then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton in 1992) will host the humorously-named, The Blacklist: 100 Greatest Power Moves,which will broadly encompass everything from Thurgood Marshall’s induction into the Supreme Court to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The special, which premieres on November 9th, includes commentary from Chuck D., Michaela Angela Davis, Russell Simmons, and ex-MTV Real Worlder-turned-“rising politician” Kevin Powell.

“Viewers love list shows,” TV One President and CEO Johnathan Rodgers said. “And at TV One we wanted to create one that would not only capture attention, but would provoke discussion…about the events, people and moments that have truly impacted American culture and even shaped our world, society and identity.”


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