MTV, BET and Other Viacom Networks to Suspend Programming TONIGHT to Air a Town Hall on Race and Violence in America


MTV, BET, and eight other Viacom networks are suspending its programming Friday night for a special live town hall to address the racial violence occurring in our country.

The conversation will be moderated by Jamil Smith and Marc Lamont Hill as well as Charlamagne Tha God and Franchesca Ramsey.

The town hall will air Friday (tonight) 10 p.m. ET.

It will also stream on Facebook Live and YouTube, allowing people to call-in or ask questions on social media via the hashtag “#WhatNow.”

“BET stepped up and the other networks stepped up and said let’s give the audience an ability to have a conversation to start to express ways they can find solutions… where everybody can have a seat at the table and figure out what to do,” MTV’s president, Sean Atkins, told CNN. “As someone said to me earlier, a moment of silence isn’t working.”

We’ll definitely be turning in — will you?

[via CNN]

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