Disney networks to host Obama town hall on race

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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. 

{mosads}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. 


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