TV One’s morning news and analysis program, "News One Now," hosted by Managing Editor Roland S. Martin, has announced that it will broadcast its first-ever town hall meeting, a 2-hour event called "State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond A News One Now Town Hall Meeting."
Scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 5, 9-11 p.m. ET, with an encore from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET., the event will be moderated by Martin, the special presentation will also include a panel of notable newsmakers, politicians, law enforcement officers and civil rights activists who will discuss the broader societal impact, in the wake of a string of police officer-involved deaths in Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, New York and South Carolina.
“’News One Now’ has been a consistent platform for exploring issues important to African Americans, including the crises in Ferguson, New York, and most recently Baltimore,” said Martin. “With this primetime special, we aim to broaden the national discussion on race in America, especially as it relates to the underlying tensions between police and the Black community.”
Throughout the town hall meeting, Martin will engage both the panel and citizens alike to address a variety of topics, including but not limited to: Police Relations, Trust, Accountability and Standards; Lawless Law Enforcement and Police Brutality; National Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform; Law Abiding Citizens, Civil Disobedience and Unlawful Protests; Disenfranchised and Impoverished Communities; and finally The Role of the Press, Social Media and Citizen Journalists.