Local station TEGNA-owned (NYSE: TGNA) station, 12 News/KPNX and 12News.com, is launching a new syndicated daily one-hour talk show, “T.D. JAKES,” hosted by best-selling author, film and music producer and entrepreneur T.D. Jakes.
The show will premiere Monday, September 12., and will replace “12 News at Noon” and the first half-hour of “Arizona Midday” (returning the program to its original one-hour format).
On making the programming change, 12 News President and General Manager John Misner said, “We are thrilled to be carrying “T.D. JAKES” on 12 News this fall as we believe viewers will appreciate the program’s authenticity and inspiring style. Breaking news will be available on 12News.com and the 12News apps, while fans of ’Arizona Midday’ will be able to continue to watch the program 1pm-2pm.”
The enriching show and its original social media content will feature real personal stories and honest conversations with celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with the unique signature wisdom that only T.D. Jakes can bring.
Led by Jakes, and infused with his powerful authenticity, soulful presence and uplifting wit, “T.D. JAKES” will be filmed before a live studio audience in Los Angeles and will air weekdays in afternoon time periods around the country. It will also live as a multi-platform content experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where audiences can engage with the show 24/7 through @tdjakesshow.
T.D. Jakes is a prominent, prolific and highly respected Dallas-based pastor, entrepreneur, author and businessman, whose multi-platform reach extends far beyond the pulpit of his 30,000-member church and humanitarian organization, The Potter’s House.
His online presence includes 11 million social media followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with nearly three million listeners tuning in each week through radio syndication. Jakes is a best-selling author of more than 40 books, including his latest Destiny, which debuted in the top ten on The New York Times Bestseller List in August 2015, and his bestseller Instinct, which continues to resonate with readers around the world.
He has produced Grammy Award winning music and several feature films including the recent box office hit “Miracles from Heaven,” starring Jennifer Garner, which has topped $60 million in domestic sales and eight million internationally; as well as “Sparkle,” “Jumping the Broom,” and others.
Additionally, T.D. Jakes has advised the last three U.S. Presidents, was a featured speaker at the historic 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama and gave remarks at the 2011 White House Easter Prayer Breakfast and the funeral of Whitney Houston in 2012.
Jakes is a frequent commentator for cable news outlets CNN, MSNBC and The Fox News Channel. Called “America’s Treasure” by Oprah Winfrey, he is a welcomed guest on OWN’s Oprah’s Next Chapter, Lifeclass and Super Soul Sunday. He is a trusted advisor to Dr. Phil and serves on the advisory boards for the Soledad O’Brien + Brad Raymond Foundation and for prolific producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. T.D. Jakes participates in op-ed articles for Time Magazine, CNN.com, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Inc. and Bloomberg/BusinessWEEK, and pens his own columns for ESSENCE Magazine and others.