awkward black girl’s issa rae to host new “the view” style show
By Sound Check
May 1, 2013
The View is cool. If anyting it’s a ratings cash cow and has been on air for nearly a decade, so something about the formula of women yapping together at a roundtable works. Maybe it’s just Whoopi Goldberg. Well, wouldn’t it be cool if that format included all brown faces and those “hot topics” were issues that mattered to black women?
Magic Johnson’s new “Aspire” network is (brilliantly) stealing The View style show format for a new show called “Exhale”, and according to Variety.com will feature five prominent entertainment black females. The ladies include our favorite awkward black girl Issa Rae, journalist and former ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, comedian Erin Jackson, author and TV anchor Rene Syler who’s appeared on The View as a guest host, and actress Malinda Williams. INTRIGUED! Congrats to the ladies on their new gig!
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