Program Synopsis

The Chavis Chronicles is a thought-provoking half-hour talk show featuring interviews with famous leaders, doctors, politicians, scientist, cultural icons, influencers and celebrities from around the globe.  The program is a combination of Meet The Press meets Fareed Zakaria GPS with an urban American flare. The program goes beyond the headlines offering profound insights on matters that impact the public. The TV show will provide a unique perspective from a renown living legend.

The TV series, entitled The Chavis Chronicles (TCC) will be hosted by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). NNPA represents the Black Press of America. The NNPA is comprised of 215 African American owned newspapers reaching over 20-million readers. Dr. Chavis is a skilled, compelling interviewer, who will present important content and diverse conversations that will prove to be engaging, enlightening and entertaining to a wide audience. Dr. Chavis’ professional expertise as an award-winning journalist, civil rights icon, and consummate intellectual influencer will enhance the gravitas of TCC.

TCC will focus on contemporary review and analysis of leaders and innovators of African descent in America and throughout the Diaspora. There will be lively discussions about the life-journeys, issues, and historical, social-change moments of freedom fighters whose genius, courage, and commitments have helped to improve the quality of life for all people in the U.S. and throughout the world in affirmation of the oneness of humanity.  There will be 48 one-hour episodes of TCC. 

Reverend Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., entrepreneur, global business leader, educator, chemist, civil rights leader, NAACP Life Member, syndicated columnist, theologian, and author is currently the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA): The Black Press of America. Dr. Chavis serves on the Board of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). Lifelong activist Dr. Chavis overcame racial injustice and wrongful imprisonment to become a vocal leader in the civil rights movement, which pressed for equality between the races. Dr. Chavis is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.  Dr. Chavis began his career in 1963, as a statewide youth coordinator in NC for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Dr. Chavis received the Bachelor of Arts, BA, in Chemistry from University of North Carolina. He even earned his Masters of Divinity, M.Div., magna cum laude, from Duke University while serving an unjust 34-year prison sentence as a member of the Wilmington 10, who Amnesty International declared political prisoners, a case that garnered international attention and was pardoned 40 years later. He also received the Doctor of Ministry, from Howard University and Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., in systematic theology, from Union Theological Seminary