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'E! NEWS DAILY' RECOGNIZES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH FOUR-PART SERIES

 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In February, E! Entertainment Television's daily newscast "E! News Daily" will recognize Black History Month with a four-part series that focuses on the African- American entertainment community, its impact on American society and its handling by the media.
 "E! News Daily," which airs Monday through Friday at 9;30 p.m. ET/PT, will explore African-Americans within the entertainment industry with topics scheduled as follows:
 "African-Americans on TV," Monday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
 "E! News Daily" will kick off its four-part series with a look at how African-Americans are depicted on television. E! will talk with leading black actors, such as Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison, to find our if television is helping portray African-Americans in a positive way.
 "Rap Music: Seeking an Identity," Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
 "E! News Daily" will talk with leaders in the music industry to find out if rap music is helping or hurting the African-American image. Interviews with Branford Marsalis, Joey "Run" Simmons of "Run DMC" and Gerald Busby of Motown Records will be featured.
 "African-American History on the Big Screen," Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
 E! will talk with film producers, writers and actors to examine how Hollywood is depicting the African-American experience in movies, from "The Emperor Jones" to "Malcolm X."
 "African-American Star Power," Thursday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
 "E! News Daily" will look at why there is a color gap in Hollywood and examine star value, status and pay. Interviews with Louis Gossett Jr. and Whoopi Goldberg will be featured.
 "E! News Daily" is a 30-minute news program highlighting the top entertainment news and events of the day. Anchored by Dagny Hultgreen, "E! News Daily" provides in-depth coverage of industry trends, controversies, personalities and breaking news, as well as focusing on entertainment angles of national news.
 E! Entertainment Television is a 24-hour basic cable network that presents popular entertainment news and features, centered on today's top celebrities and events in movies, television, music and more. The network is currently offered to 21.5 million subscribers on 950 cable systems.
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 /CONTACT: Sarah Lesch, 213-954-2513, or Elizabeth Cain , 213-954-2515, both of E! Entertainment Television/


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