Press Release

Denny’s is a Proud Sponsor of TV One’s Telecast of the 47th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live Show

America’s Diner Supports the Multicultural Event Celebrating Achievements In the Entertainment Industry and Community

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Rebecca Lynch

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 4, 2016) – Denny’s is pleased to announce its support of TV One’s “Red Carpet Live, a star-studded live show straight from the red carpet of the  47th Annual NAACP Image Awards, on Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. ETHosted by Tracey Edmonds (Extra) and Terrance J. (E! News) and sponsored by Denny’s, the one-hour program leads up to the nation's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and community.

“We’re incredibly proud to partner with TV One and its telecast of the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards,” said John Miller, Denny’s president and chief executive officer. “As America’s Diner, we strongly believe in celebrating and embracing the cultural diversity of the communities in which we serve, rewarding and empowering those who are helping make a difference to the people around them.”

As part of the “Red Carpet Live” show, Denny’s will join longtime partner Tom Joyner to feature Denny’s Hungry for Education Program, which celebrates and awards students that have made efforts to fight hunger in their communities. Denny’s has partnered with The Tom Joyner Foundation for 14 years, providing many students attending Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) with the support they need to fulfill their goals and make education a priority.

“I’m so glad that my Foundation has been able to work with Denny’s over the years,” said Tom Joyner, chairman and founder of the Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “We share this passion for HBCU’s by helping their students complete their college educations and becoming the future leaders of their communities – and the country.”

Denny’s is encouraging everyone to get involved and show their support for education to help students across the country. From Feb. 1 through Feb. 5, Denny’s will donate $10 to the Hungry for Education program for every tweet using the hashtag “#DennysSweepstakes.” Plus, every tweet using the same hashtag will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win free Denny’s breakfast for a year.

Denny’s presence at TV One’s telecast of the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards “Red Carpet Live” is one of many efforts from the brand as part of its larger commitment to diversity. Denny’s is proud to support many diverse causes and initiatives, from education and childhood hunger programs, to minority business conferences and countless programs all aimed at giving back to the communities in which they serve. For more information on Denny’s diversity efforts please visit

For the third consecutive year, TV One is serving as the television home for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization’s award show, the 47th NAACP Image Awards. Hosted by Emmy Award nominated actor Anthony Anderson, the 47th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Friday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. ET, as a two-hour special from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The live telecast will also include a one-hour live pre-show, Red Carpet Live, from the star-studded red carpet, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

The 47th NAACP Image Awardsis sponsored by AMC, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast NBCUniversal, Chrysler/UAW, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, The Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at Viewers can also join the conversation on TV One’s upcoming live telecast of the 47th NAACP Image Awards by visiting and connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tags #ImageAwards.


Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. The NAACP’s adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st Century. The six NAACP Game Changers (Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Voting Rights and Political Representation, and expanding Youth Engagement) are the focus of the NAACP’s work.

About TV One

Launched in January 2004, TV One ( serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK,], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.

About Denny’s Corp.

Denny's Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. Denny's has approximately 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 147 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, Indonesia, and Aruba. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube.

About Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc.

The Tom Joyner Foundation’s primary mission is helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). Since 1998, the foundation, chaired by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Throughout the week, the Foundation announces scholarship winners on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner. Each week, separate financial awards are focused on students who are single parents and distinguished male students at each ‘School of the Month’. Learn more about the foundation at