What to Watch During Black History Month 2023
Networks, streamers set special programming to mark the commemoration
Networks and streaming services will mark Black History Month with the premieres of a slew of African-American-themed original series, movies, documentaries and specials. Here’s a sampling:
|February 5||The History of Africa||Documentary series||Africa Channel|
|Row 1 - Cell 0||Under the Influence||Movie||TV One|
|February 6||African Royale||Series||TV One|
|February 7||The Rising||Sports Series||Africa Channel|
|February 8||Bill Russell: Legend||Sports documentary||Netflix|
|February 10||Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur||Animation series||Disney Channel|
|February 15||African Queens||Documentary||Netflix|
|February 18||Black+Iconic||Documentary series||BET|
|February 19||America in Black||News series||BET|
|February 22||Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda||Documentary||Disney Plus|
|February 25||54th NAACP Image Awards||Special||BET|
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R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.