Press Release

Professor Michael Eric Dyson Set To Head Daytime Panel Talk Show, The Raw Word On Sinclair Stations For A March Test.
Rounding Out The Panel Is Claudia Jordan (Real Housewives Of Atlanta) and New York Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Dan Ratner.
LOS ANGELES, CA (MEDE/FLP) DECEMBER 18, 2017 - Georgetown University Professor and author, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be front and center hosting The Raw Word, a daytime panel talkshow produced by Michael Eric Dyson Enterprises and Final Level Productions (Ice & Coco Telepictures/Fox). Reality personality, Claudia Jordan (Celebrity Apprentice) steps into a co-hosting position along with chronic pain psychologist, Dr. Dan Ratner for the four week broadcast test run airing on 16 Sinclair stations beginning March 5, 2018.
Three complete episodes of The Raw Word were independently produced with guests Don Cheadle (actor, director, producer), Bill Maher (Real Time With Bill Maher - HBO) and Tavis Smiley (Tavis Smiley - PBS). The show’s creator and Executive Producer, Andre Jetmir (Ice & Coco) manages Professor Dyson, serves as CEO of Michael Eric Dyson Enterprises and is partners with Ice T in Final Level Productions brought the show to Sinclair Original Programming COO, Arthur Hasson who was pivotal in advancing the deal. Terms of the deal have not been released.
Speaking about Ms. Jordan and Dr. Dan, Mr. Jetmir clearly relies on the intricacies of their personalities in hopes of mining TV gold; “Ms. Jordan and Dr. Dan are two people you want to sit next to on a flight...they have such a mental curiosity for all things affecting people today” he explains. The Raw Word shoots in New York with celebrity house-call segments shot in Los Angeles. A list of Sinclair stations airing The Raw Word can be found on the company’s website along with previous episodes.
About Michael Eric Dyson Enterprises: MEDE is a TV, Film production company focused on diverse based content. The company is in development of unscripted and scripted IP including a feature interpretation of a Dyson book. Professor Michael Eric Dyson serves as Chairman.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group: Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for the Tribune acquisition (before any related divestitures), the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 233 television stations in 108 markets. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as stations affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and a producer of live sports content.
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