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ABC Owned TV Stations group to explore “Our America: Living While Black”

ABC Owned Television Stations will premiere the five-part, multi-platform docuseries Our America: Living While Black this month, culminating in a 60-minute documentary. The series shares stories of multi-generational Black families from ...
October 15, 2020

ABC Owned Television Stations will premiere the five-part, multi-platform docuseries Our America: Living While Black this month, culminating in a 60-minute documentary.

The series shares stories of multi-generational Black families from across America navigating generations of systemic racism, policing, healthcare, education, wealth and housing disparities while seeking to build stronger communities and create a better life.

Our America: Living While Black, the hour-long special, explores racial inequality and structural barriers affecting Black families across the U.S.

The production team behind the docuseries is led by Jennifer Mitchell, SVP of content development for ABC Owned Television Stations.

The team included Maxine Crooks, a talent recruitment executive at the station group and former executive producer at owned station WPVI-TV Philadelphia; Monica Barnes, a community engagement executive at WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham; WPVI’s anchor Tamala Edwards, and former overnight anchor for ABC’s World News Now; Mariel Myers, an executive producer from KGO-TV San Francisco; and Justin Allen, a senior producer of content development for the ABC Owned Television Stations.

The special will air on ABC Owned Television Stations’ newscasts in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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