AUTHOR HEATHER HALIAH COVINGTON LANDS LITERARY LIVING TV SHOW AIRED TO 17 MILLION VIEWERS. | TargetNews.com


(October 21, 2006) The Black Family Channel and Tony Rose, publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. recently announced the launch of Literary Living, a new series that gives viewers an African American literary experience with news and interviews. The producer/writer of the program is Rosette Union, president, of Cine Seven Entertainment.

Literary Living, hosted by author Heather Covington, airs every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. (EST). The half-hour program will introduce viewers to some of today’s leading publishers, authors, writers and poets, including: Haki Madhabuti; W. Paul Coates; George C. Fraser; Wade and Cheryl Hudson; Kassahun Checole; Terrie Williams; Barbara Reynolds; Hill Harper and Tavis Smiley.

Literary Living joins a spectrum of other popular programs currently airing during Black Family Channel’s weekly prime-time block: Robert Townsend’s Partners in Crime: The Next Generation, Playhouse 22, a drama series; and Spoken, a show featuring new spoken word artists hosted by author and poet Jessica Care Moore.

Tony Rose, creator and executive producer of Literary Living said, We want to give a national platform to African American publishers and authors who have, for years, worked hard to bring us the best information and the best stories – both fiction and non-fiction. By partnering with the Black Family Channel, along with our great cast and crew, we will be able to introduce many of our country’s book publishing professionals into every African American household.

Rosette Union is an adjunct professor at The New York Institute of Technology, Graduate School Communications Arts Department, teaching film and TV production courses.

Black Family Channel is America’s only minority owned and operated cable network committed to providing responsible programming for the entire family. Our mission is to entertain, inform and empower communities with family programming that is original, real, authentic and relevant. BFC is currently viewed in over 16 million households; including all of the top 25 African-American TV markets and 49 of the top 50 DMA TV markets. For more information about Black Family Channel visit www.blackfamilychannel.com. 274_blackfamilychannellogo