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AMC NETWORKS CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN 7TH ANNUAL PSA CAMPAIGN

AMC Networks’ partners with the NAACP to share stories from Congressional Leaders about the importance and significance of Black History Month

Tune in to any of AMC Networks’ channels during the month of February to see the spots featuring members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Representatives Andre Carson, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Gwen Moore, Donald Payne, Jr., and Hank Johnson

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New York, NY – AMC Networks is celebrating Black History Month with its award-winning 7th Annual Black History Month Public Service Announcement campaign. The campaign, in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), features Members of the Congressional Black Caucus sharing the stories of inspiration and perseverance that inspire them in celebration of Black History Month. The spots will air on AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and streaming service UMC (Urban Movie Channel) throughout the month of February.

“This PSA campaign, now in its seventh year, is one of our company’s most meaningful initiatives,” said Josh Sapan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC Networks. “We’re proud to provide a platform to Members of Congress to share amazing stories that motivate and inspire their work on Capitol Hill and to put these stories front and center for our viewers.”

This year, the PSA series contains four thematic spots that will air throughout the month of February, including:

“Black History is American History”: A celebration of Black History featuring Congressman James Clyburn [NC – 6], Congressman Andre Carson [IN – 7] and Congresswoman Gwen Moore [WI – 4].

“Historically Black Colleges and Universities”: This PSA honors HBCUs and their impact. Featuring Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman [NJ – 15], Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. [NJ – 10], Congressman James Clyburn [NC – 6] and Congressman Andre Carson [IN – 7].

”Voting”: A look at some of the most notable moments in the fight to protect the voting rights of African Americans. Featuring Congressman Hank Johnson [GA – 4], Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. [NJ – 10], Congressman Andre Carson [IN – 7], Congressman Emanuel Cleaver [MO – 5] and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman [NJ – 15].

“Black Women in History”: A look at the powerful women, past and present, who shape change in American History. Featuring Congresswoman Gwen Moore [WI – 4], Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman [NJ – 15] and Congressman Hank Johnson [GA – 4].

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Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now, Acorn TV and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.

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