History

lorna-back-2Lorna’s Corner started as a community- based television show, that aired on Hartford Public Access TV, Cable Channel 5. Lorna Little is the creator of the show, serving as host and producer. It originally started as a topical talk show in 1989. The show subsequently aired music videos, along with interviews with some of the top entertainers from the music, television, sports and film industries. Since its inception in 1989, being a  fan of Hip Hop and R&B music, Lorna did not feel that there were enough outlets for Hip Hop music, combined with positive, conscious conversation. What started out as an idea at a community television station, with a two -person volunteer crew and no major station affiliation, has since turned into a successful show that reaches throughout the world online and celebrates its 25th anniversary. This has been due to hard work, persistence, a supportive community station and a great production team. A team that has been made up of the following volunteers and staff over the course of its existence: Broderick Knight, Sean (Rough) Todd, Therosine, Ann Jackson, Ortesta Colson, Kelvin, Edmund Peart, Punkin, Kya, Roni Williams, Ron Holmes, Alonzo, Kenny Jenkins, Richard Dixon, and more. Many of the individuals who have been a part of the show and the viewers have been exposed to alternatives to their existing life circumstances; through this program, many people saw someone from their community successfully working in the field of communications, which gave them an opportunity to learn more about television production, public relations and media communications fields.

Lorna provided knowledge about some of the issues that faced the urban community, in between the latest videos, giveaways, and in-depth interviews. Interviews with artists such as; Queen Latifah, Run DMC, Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, LL Cool J, Monique, Ray Allen, Ruby Dee & Ozzie Davis, Fab 5 Freddy, Johnny Gil, MC Hammer, Rome, 3LW, Naughty By Nature, KRS-One, SWV, Shades, 702, Mona Lisa, Morris Chestnut, Puff Daddy, Notorious BIG, Immature, Ginuwine, Flex, Super Cat, Tiger, Aaron Hall, Jesse Powell, Public Enemy, Brian McKnight, Foxy Brown, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, The Fugees, MC Lyte, , Vin Baker, Michelle Thomas, Alphonso Riberia and many more. Whenever entertainers and guests stop by the Corner, Lorna not only discusses their careers, but always asks them to provide the viewers with some words of wisdom, positive words to help them get through the day to day struggles that many young people face. Although Lorna has many nationally- known celebrities on the show, she always given local artists an opportunity to showcase their talent.

It should come as no surprise that Lorna’s Corner has received many awards over the years from a variety of companies and individuals, from Russell Simmon’s Def Jam to National trade magazines. Lorna’s Corner no longer airs on a weekly basis, but Lorna started producing monthly specials in 2013 , after taking a well deserved hiatus to focus on running St. Agnes group home for young women and children. Her show taped in 1994 with WillIAm of the Black Eyed Peas, recently aired on E !-entertainment television.