( ENSPIRE EXCLUSIVE ) ED GORDON BOUNCING BACK INTO PRIMETIME TV WITH INTERVIEWS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
Bounce TV does it again! The network featuring a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, and live sports, has now added multiple award-winning journalist Ed Gordon’s primetime newsmagazine show to their lineup.
As a trusted journalist Ed Gordon has interviewed the most celebrated celebrities, political leaders, and headliners ranging from President Obama to the late Tupac Shakur. Throughout his broadcasting career, he has remained charming, articulate, and authentic, allowing the story to tell itself and giving respect to every guest no matter who they are.
With a resume that includes contributing as a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” “The Today Show,” “Dateline NBC,” host of “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” on NPR, and contributor on The Steve Harvey Radio Show, Gordon is enthusiastic about producing the kind of show that people have asked for.
On Tuesday, September 13, he will grace us with his produced and hosted one-hour special. During his premiere show Gordon will have an exclusive and emotional conversation with five Mothers of The Movement, African-American women whose children have been shot, with four killed, in acts of violence: Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Lucia McBath (Jordan Davis), Lezley McSpadden (Michael Brown),Wanda Johnson (Oscar Grant) and Marian Tolan (Robbie Tolan).
Gordon will also sit down with Nate Parker and the cast of Birth Of A Nation to discuss the much-anticipated motion picture dramatizing the life of Nat Turner. The segment also explores the controversy surrounding Parker’s past.
In addition Gordon will join multiple GRAMMY award winner, record producer and actor Maxwell for a rare one-on-one interview where the singer-songwriter opens up about his life, music, and activism.
Many people have said they want smart television that looks at the things that are important in our community and a look at our perspective. The show will be all encompassing and run the spectrum, that’s what I’m trying to give them. I hope they will walk away saying, that’s what I’m talking about, that’s what I want to see. I’m extremely excited about our new show and thrilled to be on Bounce TV.
As conscientious journalism has changed throughout the years due to neighborhood reporting via cell-phone and more opinionated based reporting, Ed Gordon shared with ENSPIRE Magazine some key advice for those who have a devoted passion for journalism.
The one thing that I’ve tried to do and what most people don’t do is listen. The key to a great interview is really listening, and then you can guide the conversation. Learning your craft is what keeps anyone in a career for a long time. When you think about the longevity of athletes such as Serena Williams or Derrick Jeter you see the master of their craft. I would tell any young journalist or any young person to learn their craft and how it morphs from generation to generation and the history of.
When asked about those broadcasters and who we know are agenda based Mr. Gordon stayed true to his direct and honest disposition in saying this:
I just want people to be responsible journalists. I don’t care if you have a particular slant. It would be incorrect to assume that the black press doesn’t have a particular slant and it’s ok to have FOX have a particular slant if you are honest about the slant. But when you, as FOX does, will try to sell that they are NOT slanted to a conservative bend, that they don’t have an agenda, that they are fair and balanced and equal, as they try to say. They are none of those things. So if you come out and say that you are none of those things, I don’t have an issue with you. It’s when you try to paint yourself another way that I have an issue with you. It’s important for us to hold people accountable.
Time and time again Ed Gordan has proven to be a versatile positive journalist and role model who is certain to take Bounce TV’s already remarkable network to even greater heights. Be sure to check out Ed Gordon Tuesday, September 13th at 10pm ET!
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