Civil Rights Icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis Launches TV Collection: The Chavis Chronicles

From Stacy M. Brown, Senior National Correspondent, NNPA Newswire

The Chavis Chronicles start the new year with their debut on WORLD, the 24/7 full-service multicast channel that includes non-fiction, science and news programs typical of public television. WORLD has started broadcasting the series weekly on Sundays at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Central Time and 8 a.m. Pacific Time). On WORLD, The Chavis Chronicles combines other outstanding content such as PBS NewsHour, Frontline and American Experience. It can also be seen on public television channels across the country (see or local listings for date and time).

The Chavis Chronicles is a thought-provoking television series featuring interviews with business executives, healthcare professionals, politicians, scientists, cultural workers, influencers and celebrities from around the world. The series, run by civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will be moderated, goes beyond the headlines and offers in-depth insights into matters that affect the public and offers a unique perspective from a well-known living legend of the African American community. The Chavis Chronicles is produced by Clara Wilkerson of CRW Worldwide and presented and distributed nationwide by American public television.

Dr. Chavis ponders: “We are honored that The Chavis Chronicles is now being broadcast on the renowned WORLD channel. We are committed to engaging all Americans, as well as others around the world, in public televised discussions that are critical to the current and future topics of social and racial justice, education, world health, the environment and climate change, and technological, economic and political innovation. “

Clara Wilkerson, executive producer and owner of Emmy and FREDDIE international award-winning digital media, films and communications company, CRW Worldwide, Inc. added, “We are privileged and humbled to have the opportunity to offer programs that are Address issues that are important to the communities of color – topics that are often ignored by the mainstream media. “

Guests who have appeared on the show include Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC); Majority Whip, the third largest Democrat in the United States House of Representatives; Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor; NAACP President Derek Johnson; Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, president of Tennessee State University; Dr. Wayne AI Frederick, President of HBCU Howard University; Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP); Congressman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Dr. Johnnetta Cole, chairman and president of the National Council of Negresses; Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President of the National Association for Equal Opportunities in Higher Education; and singer, songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley, eight-time Grammy and Emmy winner and son of legendary singer Bob Marley.

Wilkerson continued, “We have a lot on the horizon, especially with the new administration and other seismic historical changes. We have the three big Ps. The pandemic, protests and poverty in America, and it all happened like lightning. Our job is to educate and entertain with eloquence. We use a wide angle lens to showcase the lives of African Americans and other color communities. It’s actually a profile of America. That’s why we call the program The Chavis Chronicles. “

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