Angela Rye, CNN political commentator and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, is set to lead a show focused on current affairs on BET to launch this month. Rye will both host and executive produce the quarterly show aimed to take a deeper look at the latest stories, controversies, and issues affecting Black communities.
Tentatively titled “Angela Rye’s State of the Union,” the first episode of the series will be a primetime TV rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
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“Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work,” Rye said in a statement.
“It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses.”
“The upcoming special will provide a glimpse of what’s to come with our partnership.”
Rye joins journalist Marc Lamont Hill and late-night host Robin Thede at BET leading the network’s news-focused programming. Rye additionally hosts a weekly podcast, On One with Angela Rye, which discusses pressing political, racial, and pop culture questions of the day
Check out more of Thede’s political commentary below: