In an unprecedented move, all of the networks owned by Walt Disney Co. will air a town hall with President Obama on race relations in prime time on Thursday.
The town hall event, to begin at 8 p.m., will be commercial free.
ABC-TV, ESPN, ABC News Digital, Freeform Digital, the WATCH ABC app, the WatchESPN app, Yahoo, and ABC Radio will all air the town hall, titled "The President and The People: A National Conversation.”
It will air live from Washington, D.C., and will be produced by ABC News.
World News Tonight anchor David Muir will co-moderate the event. His co-moderator will be ESPN commentator Jemele Hill, who normally hosts a sports banter program called "His & Hers," with Michael Smith, on ESPN 2.
The president is scheduled to discuss race relations, policing and gun violence.
The town hall comes on the heels of a series of separate highly publicized shootings of African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the sniper ambush killings of five police officers during a protest in Dallas last week.
I'm 110% for this and will definitely be watching this evening. Pay attention, folks. This is the president using his bully pulpit to an unprecedented degree at a time when it is most sorely needed.
No doubt Republicans will go insane over this and will demand investigations of the FCC for allowing this "abuse of ececutive power" to happen.
Not even kidding about that. Watch.