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commentators to replace Tavis Smiley on Tom Joyner Morning Show
(September 11, 2008) Tomorrow Tom Joyner Morning Show listeners will
finally hear Joyner announce that the search for "The Commentator" is
over, and in a surprising twist, the weekly spot will go to two
personalities, Jeff Johnson, special TV host on Black Entertainment
Television and Stephanie Robinson, president and CEO of the Jamestown
Project. The two winners will now be heard every Tuesday and Thursday at
8:17am EST, starting this Tuesday, September 16th.
Johnson and Robinson will be replacing Tavis Smiley, who presented
commentaries every Tuesday and Thursday for the last twelve years. The
final choice was impacted by votes tallied from BlackAmericaWeb.com and
critical analysis from dignitaries and respected friends of the morning
show including Roland Martin, Gayle King, Soledad O'Brien, Michel
Martin, Susan L. Taylor, Marc Morial, Elder Bernice King, Jesse Jackson
Jr., and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
"The Commentator" was an eight week long oratory presentation from up
and coming leaders in the African American academic, news, and
entertainment communities that included blogger Faye Anderson; Eddie
Glaude Jr., Princeton University professor; Van Jones, founder of Green
For All; president and CEO of the Jamestown Project; Dr. Reiland Rabaka
of the University of Colorado at Boulder; Anthony Samad, columnist and
community activist; and talk radio show host Warren Ballentine.
The morning show can be heard on a local Tom Joyner Morning Show
affiliate station or online at
The nation's No. 1 syndicated urban morning show, which airs in over 115
markets reaching nearly 8 million listeners, has distinguished itself
over the years as continuously giving back to its audience with quality
programming, highly popular promotions, special events and philanthropy.
Since 2004, Joyner has awarded millions to nearly 2,000 contest winners
and his Foundation has raised more than $55 million to help keep
students in historically black colleges and universities.
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