Fuse Fires Up Kanye West Event

Fuse on Saturday July 25 will air portions of a recent charity concert starring popular hip-hop performer Kanye West.

The one-hour music special Fuse Presents Kanye West: Live From the Chicago Theatre features performance footage from West's 2nd annual "Stay in School" Benefit Concert in the Windy City produced by the Kanye West Foundation.

The show also features an exclusive interview with West speaking about his mother and founder of the Kanye West Foundation Dr. Donda West, who passed away in 2007.

The foundation was established to help combat the severe dropout problem plaguing America's communities, according to Fuse executives.

R. Thomas Umstead

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.