WATCH: St. Louis public TV to host discussion on Ferguson’s effects on the country

St. Louis public television station, The Nine Network, will air a special discussion on the repercussions from the events in Ferguson, Missouri, at 10 p.m. EDT today. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event in the player above. For more information, visit Nine Network’s website.

All eyes descended on Ferguson, Missouri, when local police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed, on Aug. 9. Following Brown’s death, protesters took to the streets and clashed with law enforcement, revealing deep-seated racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb and the nation.

Partner station the Nine Network in St. Louis, working with KSDK NewsChannel 5, is hosting a discussion with local leaders on how the tragic events in Ferguson could be a catalyst for change in the eastern Missouri city and the country.

Co-hosted by Casey Nolen and Art Holliday of “Stay Tuned,” the discussion will be simulcast Thursday at 10 p.m. EDT today on the Nine Network and KSDK; PBS NewsHour’s website will live stream the event above.

Guests on the show include:

  • Jo Mannies, St. Louis Public Radio
  • Lizz Brown, St. Louis American columnist
  • Kareem Jackson, aka “Tef Poe,” recording artist/leader in the young black community
  • Amy Hunter, director of Racial Justice, YWCA
  • Brittany Packnett, Teach for America
  • Tishaura Jones, Treasurer, City of St. Louis
  • Mike Butler, Democratic Representative-St. Louis City
  • Thomas Harvey, Arch City Defenders

The Nine Network will being using the hashtag #StayTunedSTL throughout the conversation. This special program is part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative.

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