TV One To Air ‘Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Party’ Special

 TV One will celebrate the holiday season with a December 19 special featuring R&B music icon Patti LaBelle.

The special, Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Party, features LaBelle singing holiday songs and cooking up meals with special guests including R&B singer Tamar Braxton, according to the network.

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.