Turner Classic Movies has just added their first African American host in the 25 years, and her name is Jacqueline Stewart.
Stewart, a professor of cinema and media at the University of Chicago, will make her debut on the channel on Sunday.
According to Black America Web, on Monday TMC announced the hiring of Stewart, a professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago who has specialized in the racial politics of film preservation. She will make her TCM debut on Sunday.
“I hope that as a host at TCM that my presence there will interest a greater diversity of viewers to see what there is to watch,” Stewart said in an interview. “If my presence on TCM gets people interested in film history, especially young people of color, to look at a body of work that they might not think would resonate with them, that’s really important,” Stewart said.