“The Bev Smith Show” took its listeners to the NAACP Image Awards in LA. Established in 1967, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Image Awards is the nation’s premier event to honor outstanding black actors, actresses, writers, producers and directors.
“We were able to take our target audience to the awards like they’ve never been taken before. They had a front row seat.” Bev said.
Coverage was provided by AURN’s Tanya Hart and Tene’ Croom from the red carpet before the big show. Then they were backstage with winners, presenters and others dishing one on one with them getting all the information listeners wanted to know about.
Tanya talked to, among others, Image Award winners Monique, Gabourey Sidibe, Debbie Morgan, and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell.
Mitchell won his first Image Award for his leading role in the comedy series, “Brothers.” He talked to Tanya about choking up on stage when accepting the award. When she asked him what made his show so amazing, he replied, “No airs. No fears.” “We home now.” Then Chill jokingly explained, “We ain’t got to put on no airs for nobody.” We ain’t got to put on no fears for no police.”
“The Bev Smith Show” is the only national African American nightly talk show. AURN is the only African-American owned network in the US. With more than 200 weekly shows, AURN reaches an estimated 20 million listeners.
Tanya Hart with Daryl “Chill” Mitchell who won an Image Award for his leading role in TV series, “Brothers.”
Tene Croom with singer John Legend who was a presenter.
Tene Croom and the stars of Tyler Perry’s hit TV show, “Meet The Browns,” David and Tamela Mann.