2017 Atlanta TV year in review: Ben Swann, Valerie Hoff, CNN vs Trump, Steve Harvey

Nobody will mistake 2017 as a normal year for TV in Atlanta. The White House turned into a reality show with Atlanta-based CNN as a primary foil, the N-word became newsworthy in not just one but two different local news situations and scripted productions multiplied in Atlanta in record numbers.

Vinnie Politan in the opening moments of his new show "The Late Feed" on 11Alive.
Steve Harvey is in Atlanta this weekend for his annual mentorship program to help at-risk male teens. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com
Karen Graham is starting a new online TV network for people who use American Sign Language. She's set to launch two news shows daily in March. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ rho@ajc.com
Jaye Watson stepped down from 11Alive after 18 years. CREDIT: 11Alive
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Live Finale Results" Episode 1224 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Clarkson, Angelica Hale, Kechi -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actor Tyler Perry attends the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Donald Glover, winner of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Atlanta,' poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Jason Bateman and Laura Linney play a couple in a bit of a trouble with a Mexican drug cartel. CREDIT: Netflix
Nina Dobrev returns for the series finale March 10, 2017. CREDIT: The CW
CREDIT: Facebook profile photo

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.