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TV One to Air Town Hall Meeting

TV One will explore the issues surrounding Black America and law enforcement Tuesday as part of a town hall meeting.

The special, State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond A News One Now Town Hall Meeting will be hosted by News One Now Host Roland Martin will feature a panel of newsmakers, politicians, law enforcement officers and civil rights activists discussing the impact of officer-involved deaths in Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, New York and South Carolina on the relationship between the black community and police.

"News One Now has been a consistent platform for exploring issues important to African Americans, including the crises in Ferguson, New York, and most recently Baltimore," said Martin in a statement. "With this primetime special, we aim to broaden the national discussion on race in America, especially as it relates to the underlying tensions between police and the Black community."

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.