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Friday TV: TV One Extensive 'News One Now' Coverage of Mandela's Passing (VIDEO)

By April Neale Dec 6, 2013, 19:20 GMT

Friday TV: TV One Extensive 'News One Now' Coverage of Mandela's Passing (VIDEO)

02/15/1993 - Nelson Mandela - Nelson Mandela File Photos - South Africa - South Africa Landmark / PR Photos

"He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages," said President Barack Obama, who shares with Mandela the distinction of being his nation's first black president.

TV One to Air Nelson Mandela Documentaries, Extensive "News One Now" Coverage of Mandela's Passing TONIGHT and TOMORROW, Friday 12/6

Below is a TV One tune-in alert listing programs and clip that commemorate the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela, airing on the network tonight and tomorrow, in light of his passing.

"God was so good to us in South Africa by giving us Nelson Mandela to be our president at a crucial moment in our history," Archbishop Desmond Tutu said. "He inspired us to walk the path of forgiveness and reconciliation, and so South Africa did not go up in flames."

TV One's coverage for ‘Nelson Mandela: One Man’ and ‘Music for Mandela’ includes socumentaries and will provide ongoing coverage on ‘News One Now’--

Following the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela, the network will commemorate his life and achievements with the airing of documentaries Nelson Mandela: One Man and Music for Mandela, as well as with ongoing coverage on News One Now, the only daily live morning news program focusing on news and analysis from the African American perspective.

Mandela: One Man navigates Mandela's journey through life, from the dedication he demonstrated as a young activist in the African National Congress, the struggles he experienced in his years on the run and in hiding, the darkness of his time as a political prisoner and the triumph of his inauguration as the first black president of South Africa. The hour-long documentary also charts the history of racism in the country, beginning with the arrival of the National Party, through the upheaval and segregation of apartheid, and finally the dismantling of the cruel regime in the 1990s.

Music for Mandela explores the role music played in the life of if the iconic leader. Through the duration of his prison term to the present day celebrations of his legacy, the music born out of Mandela's inspiring journey is discussed by his closest friends, former exiled musicians, current international artists and community volunteers. Combining striking visuals with songs stemming from a wide range of musical genres, the documentary is not only a tribute to the man himself, but also to the ultimate power of music to motivate and educate.

“The passing of Nelson Mandela allows us to reflect on the lifetime of struggle and perseverance that one extraordinary individual endured to better not only the lives of his fellow South Africans, but also of people all over the world,” remarked Alfred Liggins, President and CEO, TV One. “TV One mourns his passing and celebrates his legacy.” Nelson Mandela: One Man December 5, 9:00 PM/ET and December 6, 10:00 AM/ET

Music for Mandela December 5, 10:00 PM/ET and December 6, 11:00 AM/ET

News One Now Coverage December 6, 9:00 AM/ET

(Additionally, a clip of Nelson Mandela: One Man is available to view here: http://tvone.tv/shows/mandela/video/mandela-one-man--mandela-and-declerk.html).

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves more than 57.4 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners, and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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