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Art Franklin

CBS 42

Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Art:

Steel City Smooth Jazz Fest back in Birmingham after 5 years

After a five year hiatus, two of those years because of the pandemic, The Steel City Smooth Jazz Festival is back. → Read More

Mayor Randall Woodfin participates in the NCAA Bracket Challenge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Mayor Randall Woodfin joined Art Franklin on CBS 42 to make his picks for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In this year’s tournament, the state of Alabama has four teams participating: Alabama, Auburn, UAB and Jacksonville State. Watch the full video in the video player above. → Read More

Celebrating 3 Alabama doctors in honor of Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, CBS 42 is celebrating the contributions of some of the most impactful women across Central Alabama. → Read More

A Black radio pioneer: One-on-one with Shelley ‘The Playboy’ Stewart

Dr. Shelley Stewart, affectionately known as, “The Playboy” is a living legend. The Black radio pioneer spent 53 years in radio from 1949 to 2002. → Read More

Black Promoters Collective breaking barriers by hosting major concerts and events

Combined, the Black Promoters Collective produced more than 400 concerts and other events in 2020, totaling $104 million in gross revenue. → Read More

Wylam man’s crusade to stop the violence

Instead of seeing crime scenes in Wylam, a young retired Army captain wants to use the corner of Bank Street and 7th Ave Wylam to launch an effort to the break the cycle of despair. → Read More

Honoring Black History: Spotlight on Dr. Selwyn Vickers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Growing up in the small town of Demopolis, Alabama, young Selwyn Maurice Vickers never dreamed of becoming the dean of UAB’s medical school or obtaining the title of CEO. But with educators as parents, Vickers was taught that his life didn’t have limits. “Education was a great equalizer that any opportunity […] → Read More

Former Sen. Doug Jones discusses January 6 insurrection

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Former U.S. Senator Doug Jones sat down with CBS 42’s Art Franklin Thursday to discuss the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Jones served as Alabama’s senator following a special election in 2017 in which the Democrat defeated Republican Roy Moore. Friday, Jones will be holding a discussion on democracy covering […] → Read More

From Birmingham to Broadway: BSC students learn about social impact in NYC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Students from a Birmingham Southern College business class traveled to New York City as a part of a class project on social impact. Led by their instructor Rick Alan Lester, they got connected to a Birmingham Southern College alum who went from Birmingham to Broadway and works tirelessly to give back. […] → Read More

Investigators find car connected with disappearance of 68-year-old Center Point man

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said investigators have located and recovered a Green 2011 Infinity SUV they believe is linked to the disappearance of 68-year-old Sterling Jones, of Centerpoint. → Read More

Fountain Heights resident seeks answers from city over tree damage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Fountain Heights man whose home was damaged by a fallen tree has said the City of Birmingham need to do more to help repair damages. Donald Tubbs told CBS 42 that after he realized the tree that damaged his home is on the city’s right of way, he reached out […] → Read More

Oxmoor Valley reading program taking students from Birmingham to Broadway

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An after-school reading initiative at Oxmoor Valley Elementary School in Birmingham has partnered with Project 1 Voice to connect students with actors on Broadway. The reading program is called Terrific Tuesdays Reading Time with the Jaquars. “Initially it was just the teachers reading”, said Lakeshia Moody, the Reading Specialist at Oxmoor […] → Read More

Sons plea for help finding missing Center Point man

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — Three sons of a missing Center Point man are making a plea for the public’s help to locate their father, 68 year old Sterling Jones. “He’s not just a lost person, he’s not just a lost older person, he’s an impact to the community.” said Sterling Huntley. Another son, Mathew […] → Read More

Your Voice Your Station: Norfolk Southern Railroad discusses stalled trains in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — After hearing from numerous communities about stalled trains blocking their neighborhoods, we launched a Your Voice, Your Station investigation to find out why so many stalled trains sit on tracks keeping neighbors from getting in and out of their neighborhoods. Charles Crockrom told CBS 42 he’s lived in Birmingham for 40 […] → Read More

Birmingham gets ready for 80th Magic City Classic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Thousands of football fans are now getting ready for the 80th Annual Magic City Classic in Birmingham. The Classic, which has traditionally set the stage for Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University as one of the best HBCU football rivalries in the country, will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday […] → Read More

Birmingham Parks and Rec Board votes to put Legion Field in play for the USFL

The Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board approved a memorandum of understanding for some United States Football League (USFL) games to be played at Legion Field. → Read More

Police chief, city councilman speak on Real Time Crime Center opening in Birmingham

Tuesday was a big day for crimefighting efforts in the city of Birmingham as the long awaited Real Time Crime Center finally opened. → Read More

Bush Hills man battling city hall over flooding frustrations from storm drain

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — Local resident Clinton Jones turned to CBS 42 News for answers about long-time flooding issues at his home in Birmingham’s Bush Hills neighborhood. Jones says practically every time it rains, a clogged up storm drain on his property sends rushing floodwaters into his yard, practically turning it into a river. According […] → Read More

Breast cancer in men: A Birmingham attorney shares his story

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — Many women know the importance of monthly breast exams to screen for changes that may indicate breast cancer. But few men perform monthly screenings. Doctors say men should be examined because as rare as it is, male breast cancer is real. “Males can get breast cancer, though it only accounts for […] → Read More

Remembering Jasiah Scott: A 14-year-old killed on a go-cart ride

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Those who knew 14-year-old Jasiah Montez Scott are remembering a young man who they say had an outgoing personality. The Rutledge Middle School Student lost his life when he was hit by a car while riding a go-cart near his Midfield home Wednesday night. Jasiah was a member of Birmingham’s mentoring […] → Read More