TV One recently announced plans to premiere “12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes,” a one hour program featuring an hour-long discussion with director Steve McQueen and cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Alfre Woodard. The special will air Saturday, November 9, at 7 PM/ET exclusively on TV One. ”12 Years a Slave,” navigates through the harrowing journey of a free man unlawfully forced into captivity
Cathy Hughes, Radio One Founder and Chairperson said, “As part of our commitment to serve the African American community with programming that inspires conversation, this emotional special serves a dual mission. At once generating awareness about this painful and brilliantly executed story, the special is also bound to ignite critical cultural retrospection among our viewers.”
12 Years A Slave has debuted at select film festivals in the U.S. and Canada and opened in limited U.S. release October 18, 2013.