Closer Look: Redeveloping and Rebranding East Point — Pt. 2; East Lake Foundation; And More

East Point Mayor Deana Holiday talks about the city's redevelopment plans on today's "Closer Look."
East Point Mayor Deana Holiday talks about the city's redevelopment plans on today's "Closer Look."
Credit Emilia Brock

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on voting information for the upcoming election.
  • 1:45: East Point is located less than 10 miles from downtown Atlanta, and the city’s Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham says they’re on a mission to attract development and residents. We hear Part Two of our series “Redeveloping and Rebranding the City of East Point” as Mayor Holiday Ingraham gives Closer Look a tour of the city. See photos of East Point’s current redevelopments.

  • 21:22: The East Lake Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of the East Lake neighborhood. Daniel Shoy, Jr. serves as president and CEO of the Foundation. He is responsible for its strategic plan in its mission to provide tools for the community’s families to build better lives for themselves and future generations, through a holistic approach to community revitalization that incorporates mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, and community wellness. He joins us in studio to tell us more.
Daniel Shoy, Jr., president and CEO of The East Lake Foundation, and Debra Edelson, executive director of the Grove Park Foundation, joins “Closer Look” to talk about the East Lake neighborhood’s revitalization efforts. Photo credit: Wilson Robinson
  • 41:00: Atlanta-based Aspire TV is a cable television network that aims to share and celebrate the experiences of black culture and urban lifestyle. Melissa Ingram is the network’s vice president and channel manager, and she joins us to talk about programming challenges, as well as trends to create more diverse programming and attract diverse viewers.
Melissa Ingram, Aspire TV’s vice president and channel manager, talks about the network’s programming on “Closer Look.” Photo credit: Wilson Robinson

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Emilia Brock.