WGN-TV and CLTV will celebrate Black History Month by airing special programs and news segments focusing on various topics within the African American community.
WGN News anchor/reporter Bob Jordan will host a series of Black History Month people profile, airing February 1, 14 and 28 during WGN News at Nine. Jordan will interview different prominent African American people within the Chicago community and showcase their achievements.
On February 22 during WGN News at Nine, WGN News’ Antwan Lewis reports on Cover Story “Safe Passage.” With violence at an all-time high in the Chicagoland area, it has become unsafe to walk certain areas of the city. “Safe Passage” takes a look at the serious effects that youth violence is having on the community.
People to People airs Saturdays from 6:30–7am with encore episodes running on CLTV Sundays at 9:30-10pm. This February, People to People cover several topics: a chat with the School Superintendant as well as representatives from the Chicago police department about violence in our schools, the issue of truancy in high risk school areas and the plethora of new truancy officers – who are they and who is training them? Also, Safe Haven, a homeless shelter here in Chicago, is helping the incoming Haitians, giving them temporary housing until they find their relatives. Finally, single, professional black women over 35, looking for love… why is it so hard for them?
CLTV’s Garrard McClendon will host weekly segments on Garrard McClendon Live highlighting African American Inventors, brought to viewers by Moo & Oink. This ‘guess who’ history lesson features clues and questions airing throughout the week inviting viewers to call in and guess who created the invention or modern convenience. Each Friday during the month Garrard will reveal the answers during the program. Garrard McClendon Live airs Monday – Saturday at 6pm and 9:30pm.