WORLD channel picks up public affairs series beginning January 2021
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
The Chavis Chronicles kicks off the new year with its debut on WORLD, the 24/7 full service multicast channel featuring public television’s signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming. WORLD has begun airing the series weekly on Sundays at 11 AM Eastern Time (10 AM Central Time and 8 AM Pacific Time). On WORLD, The Chavis Chronicles joins other stellar content such as PBS NewsHour, Frontline, and American Experience. It can also be seen on public television stations around the country (check worldchannel.org or local listings for dates and times).
The Chavis Chronicles is a thought-provoking television series featuring interviews with leaders, health professionals, politicians, scientist, cultural figures, influencers and celebrities from around the globe. Hosted by civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the series goes beyond the headlines to offer profound insights on matters that impact the public, and provides a unique perspective from a renowned living legend of the African American community. Produced by Clara Wilkerson of CRW Worldwide, The Chavis Chronicles is presented and distributed nationally by American Public Television.
Dr. Chavis reflects, “We are honored that The Chavis Chronicles is now being carried on the prestigious WORLD channel. We are committed to engaging all Americans, as well as others throughout the world, in public television discussions that are vital, transformative and relevant to the present and future issues of social and racial justice, education, world health, environment and climate change, innovations in technology, economic and political empowerment.”
Clara Wilkerson, executive producer and owner of the Emmy and international FREDDIE award-winning digital media, film, and communications company, CRW Worldwide, Inc., added “We feel privileged and humbled by the opportunity to provide programming addressing issues of importance to communities of color – topics that are frequently ignored by mainstream media.”
Among the guests who have already appeared on the show are Representative James E. Clyburn (D- S.C.), Majority Whip, the third-ranking Democrat in the United States House of Representatives; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; NAACP President Derek Johnson; Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, President of Tennessee State University; Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of HBCU Howard University; Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP); Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Chair and President, of the National Council of Negro Women; Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; and singer, songwriter, and producer Ziggy Marley, an eight-time Grammy and Emmy winner and the son of legendary singer Bob Marley.
Wilkerson continued, “We have a lot on the horizon, especially with the new administration and other seismic, historic changes taking place. We have the three big Ps. The pandemic, protests, and poverty in America, and it all happened like lightening. Our job is to educate with eloquence and entertain. We use a wide-angle lens to showcase the lives of African Americans and other communities of color. It’s actually a profile of America. That’s why we call the program The Chavis Chronicles.”
More about The Chavis Chronicles at https://thechavischronicles.com/
About CRW Worldwide, Inc.
CRW Worldwide, Inc. (CRW) is an international award-winning digital media, film and communications company. CRW has produced more than 25 documentaries and video productions held in over 300 libraries worldwide. Clara Wilkerson launched the Washington DC based media firm 25 years ago. The company’s core capabilities include developing broadcast TV productions, films, digital media, and live event productions. Some of the networks, news outlets, broadcast channels and production companies that have distributed CRW’s work include, Public Television, Harpo Productions, Reuters News, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates. CRW has also produced 300 continuing medical education and patient education modules for the CDC, DoD Military Health System, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Treasury and major non-profits and medical societies such as the YWCA USA, American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Radiology, National Medical Association and major hospitals including the New York Presbyterian Hospital and global PR agencies including Edelman, Platinum Rye and more. CRW also has extensive experience producing business, finance and international commerce programs for clients including the AARP, General Motors, Aetna, Bank of America, Comerica Bank and Talmer Bank. In 2017, CRW was awarded US Treasury Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor of the Year for a historical video the company produced on the Freedman’s Bank.
About American Public Television
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Front and Center, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
WORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries and programming. WORLD’s original series examine the issues and amplify the voices of those often ignored by mainstream media. The multicast 24/7 channel helps audiences understand conflicts, movements and cultures from around the globe. Its original work has won a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a National News and Documentary Emmy Award and many others honoring diversity of content and makers. WORLD is carried by 176 member stations in markets representing over 70% of US TV households. Funding for WORLD Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and Artworks. WORLD is produced by GBH in partnership with WNET and is distributed by American Public Television (APT). Find out more at WORLDChannel.org.