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Obama’s Town Hall on Recent Shootings Airs Commercial Free Tonight on ABC, ESPN

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

*Tonight (Jul 14), ABC News will attempt to have the elusive national conversation on race.

“ABC World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will moderate a town hall special with President Obama at 8 p.m. ET. “The President and The People: A National Conversation” will focus on “race relations, justice, policing and equality,” and include discussion of recent shooting incidents in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas.

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The town hall will air commercial free, live from Washington on ABC, ESPN and Freeform. Muir will be joined by ESPN commentator Jemele Hill.

Also tonight, “Nightline” will broadcast a special on the same topic anchored by Byron Pitts, with reporting by Pierre Thomas.

Following the town hall with President Obama, ABC News senior legal correspondent and analyst Sunny Hostin and ESPN’s Lonnae O’Neal, will continue the conversation with members of the town hall audience for a digital live stream.

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