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CNN, TV One To Host Democratic Town Hall

CNN will team with TV One this Sunday to televise a live Democratic Town Hall event from Ohio, the networks announced Thursday.

The March 13 CNN-TV One Ohio Democratic Presidential Town Hall will be simulcast by both networks and will be co-moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and TV One Now host Roland Martin.

The town hall will emphasize issues facing Black America and will also be simulcast on TV One sister Radio One stations and live-streamed on mobile devices via CNNgo.

The announcement comes on the heels of last night’s CNN/Univision Democratic Primary Debate simulcast, which drew 3.9 million total viewers for CNN and 2 million viewers on Univision.

The debate – which was moderated by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas of Univision and Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post – also drew 1.3 million adults 25-54 and Univision averaged 966,000 viewers.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.