BRIC TV’s ‘112BK’ show joins YouTube lineup
A BRIC TV show that focuses on news, public affairs and culture in Brooklyn is expanding its reach in an attempt to attract YouTube viewers.
The show “112BK,” hosted by writer Ashley Ford, airs Monday to Thursday at 10 p.m. on BRIC TV (Spectrum Channel 1992, Optimum Channel 70 and Verizon Channel 46). But starting on Monday, Nov. 27, “112BK” will also be available at www.youtube.com/brictv.
BRIC TV is a division of BRIC, a company that presents free cultural programming in Brooklyn.
The “112BK” show, which debuted Oct. 26, features Ford conducting long-form interviews with political figures and presenting stories on such topics as the Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the economics of Halloween, the legacy of Jackie Robinson and BRIC’s Third Annual Jazzfest.
Prior to hosting “112BK,” Ford, a native of Indiana, wrote for various publications including The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York magazine, Roxane Gay’s The Butter, Slate, Fusion and The Rumpus.
Ford was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Media” for 2017 and was one of Brooklyn Magazine’s “Brooklyn 100” in 2016.
She has also taught nonfiction writing at The New School.
“It’s not necessarily so important for me that I know Brooklyn back and forth, but rather that I’m curious about Brooklyn,” Ford said in a statement. “I want to know who my neighbors are, I want to know who the people are here, not just because it matters, but because I’m a curious person and I want to be having those conversations. This place is so interesting and so beautiful in its diversity. I don’t want to miss out on that and I don’t want anyone else to either.”
BRIC TV Executive Producer Aziz Isham is full of praise for Ford.
“Within five minutes of Ashley’s first read, it was like, ‘Oh yes.’ The way she handles a conversation encapsulates the values of BRIC, from the tone of the show itself, to the fact that we’re principled when we take a position, but that doesn’t detract from our curiosity or openness to challenging that position,” he stated.
Isham, Jonathan Lief, and Sachar Mathias are the executive producers of “112BK.” The show is written and produced by Ross Tuttle. Other producers are Fred Brown, Shirin Barghi, Emily Boghosssian, Kritzie Roberts and Clinton Philson, Jr. The editors are Clinton Philson, Jr. and Khyriel Palmer. The technical director is Eric Haugesag. Brad Parker wrote the theme music.
BRIC TV’s studios are located in Downtown Brooklyn.
For more information on BRIC, visit www.BRICartsmedia.org.
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