Riveting Documentary about Barack Obama airs on Cable Channel Centric February 15 at 8 p.m.
The Stuart Goldman Co., in association with Little Dizzy Home Video and Records is thrilled to announce the national cable television premiere of “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader” on the new BET/MTV channel, Centric TV. The one hour documentary is making its debut on the new CENTRIC Channel on President’s Day - February 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM EST. This revealing look at the early years that prepared Obama for the presidency has been specially titled by the network, “The Becoming Barack Special.” Possibly the most intimate documentary profile of young Obama to date - the production features exclusively the oldest known interview with Barack Obama from 1993, before the future president was known outside of the South Side of Chicago. Also included are interviews with those who worked side by side with him as a community organizer in Chicago - “Becoming Barack” reveals the man behind the leader.
Stuart A. Goldman, Executive Producer states, "It isn't as if Barack Obama transformed the South Side of Chicago when he was a community organizer there.’Becoming Barack' is the story of how the South Side transformed Obama. I am thrilled that Centric has chosen 'Becoming Barack' as the lead-off program for their President's Day launch during Black History Month. We are proud to be associated with this network for the national television premiere."
Michael B. Sutton, Co-executive producer of the film and President & CEO of African-American owned Little Dizzy Home Video and Records - distributor of the DVD release and companion soundtrack CD, further elucidates, "This wonderful documentary gives us a snapshot of the young Barack Obama and how and where he honed his skills. Obama is a living testament to our young people that “we must get involved if we're going to make a difference.” We here at Little Dizzy Home Video are excited about this new opportunity with Centric - many thanks to Paxton Baker and the staff at Centric TV."
"We are excited to bring CENTRIC viewers this powerful documentary that will give them a rare glimpse at our president, Barack Obama, in the early days of his career. We’re thrilled to present this special premiere on President’s Day.” stated Paxton Baker, CENTRIC’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “This special exemplifies the type of compelling and thought-provoking content that is central to our mature and sophisticated viewing audience. I'm proud to have it as a part of our unique programming lineup."
Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today’s hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night.
For more information on the Becoming Barack DVD and soundtrack contact:
J’ai St. Laurent-Smyth, Inque Public Relations / Little Dizzy Records & Home Video