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WJLA-TV Hosts Live Virtual Town Hall “The Racial Divide: Time For Change”

Topic: Racial Issues and Equality
Posted on 6/8/2020

Sinclair’s ABC affiliate WJLA-TV Washington, D.C. announced on June 8 that it would broadcast on June 9 a live virtual town hall addressing the current affairs of race relations, police brutality and political unrest amid a national pandemic. The special, “The Racial Divide: Time For Change,” would feature a one-hour virtual panel discussion with community influencers, county and city officials, law enforcement, clergy, university leaders and legal experts from the Washington D.C. region.

“We believe it’s vital to bring community leaders from different backgrounds together in an honest, open forum to discuss these important and sensitive issues facing our communities and share ideas in a productive conversation,” said Vice President and General Manager Michael Miller.

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