DISCOVERY+ AND OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK PRESENT “PROFILED: THE BLACK MAN”

Discovery+ and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network present “Profiled: The Black Man,” a new four-part docuseries examining the origins of the widespread stereotypes that have permeated society and impacted the lives of Black men in America for centuries. The series will premiere on Saturday, February 12, exclusively on discovery+, with new one-hour episodes available to discovery+ subscribers every Saturday through March 5.

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Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, “Profiled: The Black Man” aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men. In addition, each episode will feature commentary from notable community members such as executive producer Tina Knowles-Lawson, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, activist Tamika Mallory, hip-hop culture icon Sway Calloway, the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning Billy Porter and more.

Actor Tristan Mack Wilds will serve as host, guiding the audience through each episode and dismantling long-standing stereotypes about Black men that have plagued the nation since its inception while exploring and debunking a different stereotype each week. The four parts are as follows:

  • Episode 1 – “Black Men Are Dangerous” – Premieres Saturday, February 12

  • Episode 2 – “Black Men Are Absent Fathers”- Premieres Saturday, February 19

  • Episode 3 – “Black Men Devalue Black Women” – Premieres Saturday, February 26

  • Episode 4 – “Black Men Don’t Cry” – Premieres Saturday, March 5

“Profiled: The Black Man” is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions with P. Frank Williams as showrunner, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Trell Thomas  and Kristen V. Carter as executive producers. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network oversees production of the series.

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 6 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

ABOUT OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime on Watch OWN and discovery+ across mobile devices and connected TVs.

ABOUT A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS

A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced over 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, more than 200 shows, for more than 50 networks and platforms, with formats sold to well over 120 territories. In 2011, A. Smith & Co. joined forces with the Tinopolis Group to create a transatlantic television powerhouse. For two decades, A. Smith & Co. has been a global leader in non-fiction television for productions including “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX), “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC), “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Peacock), Season two of “Floor is Lava” (Netflix), “The Titan Games” (NBC), “Mental Samurai” (FOX), “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” (HBO Max), “Voices of Fire” (Netflix), “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET+), “Unsung” (TV One), and more. For more information, please visit https://www.asmithco.com/.

 

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