Fuse, NAACP Team to Support ‘Show Me Democracy’ Documentary

Fuse has teamed with the NAACP civil rights organization to raise awareness of the issues highlighted in the network’s documentary Show Me Democracy airing this Saturday, the network said Thursday.

As part of the partnership, the NAACP will provide additional information on the issues showcased in Fuse’s April 29 documentary, which centers on seven St. Louis college students as they evolve into advocates and activists, demanding change through policy and protest in the wake of the 2014 Ferguson uprising, said the network.

Information provided by the NAACP will appear during the broadcast, and the organization will support tune-in through a variety of strategic social media account activations, said the network. 

“We are proud to partner with the NAACP to present a viewing experience that goes beyond traditional and expands the level of engagement and awareness of crucial issues,” said Fuse Media President and CEO Michael Schwimmer in a statement. “As the inaugural project in our documentary series, our partnership with this legacy organization supports Fuse Media’s vision of creating a multiplatform conversation and providing key resources and additional content across all of our platforms.” 

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.