Washington's Favorite Weekly Forum
“The Armstrong Williams Show” will deliver a relaxed, Saturday morning format featuring Williams and a wide range of local, national, and international guests. The show will address some of the underlying concerns and perspectives surrounding the week’s events, with a little more perspective than weekly news yet less spoilage than the Sunday shows. Williams promises that viewers will get the benefit of timely news and perspective before the topics have been completely trampled by the media.
The 1st Annual Family Reunion!
“There's nothing like family getting together on a happy and joyous occasion. What a blessing that we can come together for the Howard William Family Reunion. I thank God for giving us this opportunity.” ~ My brother Kent Williams
Pay TV Titan AT&T Continues Scorched-Earth Ways
In July, in an opinion piece for Broadcasting & Cable, I expressed my displeasure and befuddlement at AT&T/DirecTV discontinuing retransmission consent negotiations that had been under way for months with my Howard Stirk Holdings’ (HSH) stations. I thought AT&T/DirecTV was wrongfully (and selfishly) using its gatekeeping power against my free-to-the-home TV stations.
As one of the very few African-American TV owners in the country, I also thought AT&T/DirecTV was impacting diversity by truncating my market access, limiting viewer choices, and trenching upon cherished First Amendment values, which hold that more voices are better than fewer.
I urged AT&T/DirecTV to return to negotiations.