MSNBC’S Jonathan Capehart To Keynote NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation And Storytelling

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Jonathan Capehart (The Washington Post’s PostPartisan and host of MSNBC’s The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart as well as contributor to PBS NewsHour) will keynote this month’s event spotlighting the business of black television. The event — NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling — will take place on Feb. 16 as part of Black History Month.

Others slated as keynote interview guests include leading media agency executive Monique Nelson, the chair-CEO of UWG (UniWorld Group, a subsidiary of WWP); plus the creator of the long-running VH-1 hit Love and Hip Hop franchise, Mona Scott Young, CEO of Monami Productions. Among others scheduled for the event are key TV network executives including Brett Dismuke, president, All Black; and Detavio Samuel, COO, Revolt TV. The event will be hosted by Carlos Greer, entertainment reporter from Page Six.

The virtual event will feature a series of discussions that each take a bold approach toward advancing the conversation around the impact of segregation practices on the evolution of the Black TV business, the importance of Black audience segments to advertisers, and the significant role of the Black voice in television content. Attendees are expected to reflect network executives, talent, showrunners and producers, distribution sales and program acquisitions executives, brand advertisers and media buying agencies, marketers, as well as students.

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NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, said: “NATPE’s mission is to advance the conversation in the evolution of content and to embrace, engage and educate global audiences. In that respect NATPE is gathering outstanding leaders to have important discussions that celebrate Black voices in television. We are also coming together to discuss the business of Black TV during Black History Month.”

NATPE VIRTUAL, which powered NATPE Miami as well, will continue its schedule of events after NATPE Virtual: Segmentation, Segregation and Storytelling with two more events in March and April, respectively. NATPE Virtual:  The Business of Live Sports will take place on March 23 and NATPE Virtual: News will take place on April 7.

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