BMe Genius Dr. Eddie Connor is stepping in front of the camera, as the new host of TCT Television Network’s, Michigan Alive. The show will highlight stories from community leaders, activists, and local Detroit talents.
“I am super excited to be launching this new show,” said Connor. “I’m excited to bring a fresh dialogue about what Detroiters are doing everyday to build their community.”
Connor is a bestselling author, speaker, college professor, and radio/TV correspondent. He uses all of his platforms to empower people to overcome obstacles. Connor is no stranger to adversity. When he was 15 years old he was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which is a cancer of the immune system.
“I got tired of hospitals, my classmates wrote me off, and my own father didn’t visit me,” recalled Connor. He remembers one classmate walking up to him during this time saying, “I thought you were dead.”
Connor, a fighter, did not give up but trusted that one day through faith and much prayer that he would be cancer free.
“I constantly repeated my favorite scripture ‘I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.’ [Psalm 118:17],” said Connor.
After beating cancer nearly 20 years ago, Connor decided he would find a way to help empower others especially young males through literacy and education.
Connor is the founder of the mentoring organization, Boys 2 Books, which empowers young males via literacy, leadership, andlife skills enrichment. Connor is a recipient of Th e President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award and The President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award from The White House. He is recognized as one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in America, listed in the Top 100 leaders in Who's Who in Black Detroit, and named to Michigan Chronicle's Top 40 under 40.
“My hope is to bring all of my experience to the viewers and empower people to become their best selves,” said Connor.
The shows supporters could not agree more.
“The show is amazing! I laughed and cried. To see God working through this show, brings me tears of joy!” said TCT viewer Christina Johnson.
Connor has been featured and hosted segments on BET, CBS, FOX News, NBC, PBS, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Tom Joyner Show, and The Word Network. He was also featured on The Potter's Touch and was an empowerment speaker at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest.
“The goal of Michigan Alive is to empower viewers to create change within their communities,” the TCT Television Network released in a statement.
The program airs every Friday, at 5:30 PM/EST on Comcast Channel 399 in the Detroit Metro Area.
If you are interested in being on the show please email: info@EddieConnor.com