The award-winning program IN CONTACT is the primary source addressing topics affecting the African Diaspora. The 30-minute news and public affairs talk show first premiered on Atlanta’s cable station Comcast, formerly Media One in November 1998.
Showtimes on the AIB Network: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (Comcast Channel 295/ATT U-verse Channel 5/livestream www.aibtv.com)
Showtimes on the AIB Network: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
To date, it is the only African-American focused program within the Atlanta market. In fact IN CONTACT has expanded its reach beyond local borders. Through various international collaborations, IN CONTACT has traveled around the globe to bring viewers culturally relevant shows on South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, Turks and Caicos, and Kenya. The show has touched on a range of issues impacting the African-American community, such as domestic violence, health disparities and environmental sustainability. Newsmakers on the program have ranged from former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to seven-time Grammy-award winner Al Jarreau.
Produced by a team of AABJ members and students, IN CONTACT holds the distinction of being recognized and honored by its journalism peers including awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, Southeast Regional Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and local Pioneer awards from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.
IN CONTACT has also been recognized by a variety of government and civic organizations including the city of Atlanta, and The National Rainbow Push Coalition.
Since its inception, IN CONTACT’s growth and success is linked to support from key alliances with individuals, corporations and local businesses
How can you help?
AABJ would appreciate your financial support for IN CONTACT. We also welcome your ideas and suggestions about additional ways we can partner with you.