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National Geographic to Simulcast ABC News ‘Juneteenth’ Special

National Geographic on Friday will simulcast an ABC News’ special commemorating the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in America, said network officials.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming will examine the legacy of the holiday through the current lens of political and social unrest that has captured global attention, according to ABC News. 

The special will be led by such personalities as ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis, Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts, correspondents Deborah Roberts, TJ Holmes, Steve Osunsami and Janai Norman, and The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg.

R. Thomas Umstead
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.