Tonight: President Obama to Hold Televised Town Hall Meeting on Race

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Tonight in primetime, all of the networks owned by Walt Disney Co. will air a town hall meeting with President Obama on the topic of race relations. The commercial-free televised town hall meeting on race will begin at 8pm ET/PT and air simultaneously across ABC, ESPN, Freeform, ABC News Digital, Freeform Digital, the WATCH ABC app, the WatchESPN app, Yahoo, and ABC Radio.

The special titled The President and The People: A National Conversation will air live from Washington, D.C. World News Tonight anchor David Muir will co-moderate the event with ESPN commentator and host of ESPN2’s His & Hers, Jemele Hill.

The president is scheduled to discuss race relations, policing and gun violence with police officers, parents, students, community leaders and families who are desperate to know what it will take to stop the violence.

The town hall comes on the heels of police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, and the ambush killings of five police officers during a protest in Dallas last week.

After tonight’s town hall, ABC News’ Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin and ESPN’s Lonnae O’Neal will continue the conversation with members of the town hall audience for a digital live stream.

The discussion about race in America continues on Thursday’s Nightline on ABC. The news program will air a special edition anchored by Byron Pitts from Washington as part of its five-part series America in Black and White, which covers diverse issues regarding race relations in America and gun violence, including a unique look at traffic stops from the perspective of officers and civilians, gun safety for civilians, law enforcement training, and more.

Friday, July 15’s edition of Nightline will be a full show dedicated to Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas’ report on the epidemic of gun violence and fatalities in America.

The President and The People: A National Conversation > All Disney-Owned Networks > Thursday, July 14 at 8pm ET/PT