*TV One’s longest-running and award-winning series “Unsung” continues with a feature on the soulful R&B crooner Lenny Williams on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. Insights from family and friends are provided by MC Hammer, David E. Talbert, Lionel Bea, Larry Graham and Comedian Luenell.
With a soulful sound unmatched by anyone in the ‘70s, Lenny Williams transitioned from promising Oakland preacher to R&B star. He first burst on the music scene as the lead singer for the legendary horn band, Tower of Power.
Following a string of hits, including “So Very Hard to Go” and “What Is Hip?,” he left the band — a risk that didn’t immediately pay off. After years of struggling, Williams hit his stride and peppered the charts with solo hits, and he would record one of the greatest love songs ever—the radio classic, “‘Cause I Love You.”
But when the hits stopped coming, Williams fought to keep his career and dreams alive.
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Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland is Co-Executive Producer.
For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming; Robyn Arrington Greene is Vice President, Original Programming and Production; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
About A. Smith & Co. Productions:
- Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 3,000 hours of award-winning programming – with budgets totaling over one billion dollars across more than 45 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include “Hell’s Kitchen,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Spartan Race,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Unsung,” and “The Dunk King.” Past hits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Wizard Wars,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “Skating with Celebrities,” and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers.
The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards.
In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
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