Award winning IN CONTACT, is the primary source addressing topics affecting the African Diaspora. It impacts, connects and bridges the vital information gap in our community. The 30 minute news and public affairs talk show, whose content targets the African-American community, premiered first on Atlanta’s cable station Comcast, formerly Media One, in November 1998.
After two years, increasing demand from its audience moved IN CONTACT to Atlanta’s PBS station, PBA 30. Now after 16 years on PBA, IN CONTACT has a new home.
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, the islands of 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 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.