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New Season of Black Nouveau Brings on New Host Earl Arms

The 29th season of Black Nouveau premieres October 1st with Earl Arms as the new host. Earl succeeds veteran journalist Joanne Williams.

Black Nouveau is Milwaukee PBS' public affairs show focusing on the Black experience in Milwaukee. Milwaukee PBS announced September 11th that Earl Arms will host "Black Nouveau" when it returns with new episodes Oct. 1 with a "Vote 2020" special.

Just A Little History

Arms will host the show and continue to be the media relations manager with Milwaukee Public Schools. His previous jobs include communications director for Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a reporter and anchor at several TV stations, including four years at WDJT-TV (Channel 58) in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee's Longest Running Public Affairs Show

As one of the nation’s longest-running series on public television, Black Nouveau is a program by, for, and about the African-American experience in Milwaukee and beyond. It serves Milwaukee PBS’ commitment to producing and broadcasting quality programming with topics of importance to the diverse viewership it serves. Arms interest in Black Nouveau comes from his time in front of the television as a kid until today. He says, "It has been instrumental in amplifying the stories and issues affecting Milwaukee’s Black community." Arms also says, "he is happy and honored to be apart of an award-winning show and looks forward to contributing and helping to elevate the outstanding work that's already being done." WBMA is happy to have him as a member.

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