TLC To Tackle Bullying

TLC is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.

The network on Oct. 22 will turn its red logo orange in honor of Unity Day, which promotes positivity, inclusiveness and kindness, said network officials.

In addition, celebrity talent from TLC’s programming will create videos speaking out against bullying that will be featured on and TLC’s social media platforms. As part of the partnership, TLC will direct viewers to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center for resources and ways to get involved in the movement, said network officials.

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.