ABC13/KTRK-TV HOUSTON PRESENTS ‘ATHLETES & THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM’

July 6, 2020

 

 

ABC13, Houston’s most-watched television station, presents “Athletes & the Fight Against Racism,” a one-hour virtual town hall on MONDAY, JULY 6 (7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT), to discuss how athletes and coaches are addressing the national conversation on racism, inequality and police brutality. ABC13 sports director Greg Bailey.

 

From former quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee on the field to NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races and properties and the NFL apologizing for not listening to players’ earlier protests about racial injustice, Bailey and the panel are addressing the decisions that sparked headlines across the sports world. 

ABC13 urges viewers to join the town hall and submit their questions online at ABC13.c

om and through the ABC13 news app for possible inclusion in Monday’s town hall. 

Panelists include the following:

  • Brennan Scarlett, Houston Texans linebacker

  • Travis Johnson, former Houston Texans defensive end

  • Selvin Young, former University of Texas running back

  • Spencer Tillman, sportscaster and former Houston Oilers running back

  • Natalie Hinds, Midland, Texas native, multi-time All-American swim sprinter

The virtual town hall will stream live on MONDAY, JULY 6 (7:00-8:00 p.m.), on ABC13.com, streaming on ABC13's Facebook Live, YouTube, ABC13's app, and ABC13's connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku. 

 

About KTRK- TV

For over 50 years, ABC13 has been the undisputed news leader in Houston, from sign-on to sign-off. Broadcasting 47 hours of locally produced newscasts each week, ABC13 is top-rated and most-watched among the Houston-area viewers. ABC13 also leads the market in its digital media efforts, with top rankings for its website, abc13.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ABC13 is deeply invested in the Houston community, and we spotlight Houston’s diversity through Eyewitness News reporting, covering issues that affect different segments of our population.

 

ABC13 is also known for telecasting the city’s major events including the annual July 4th Freedom Over Texas celebration, The Chevron Marathon, The Bayou Bowl and The Houston Rodeo Parade. The station also broadcasts several community affairs projects throughout the year including: Share Your Holidays, an annual food drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank; and our E-cycle Drive, a collection/recycling effort for outdated electronic equipment in conjunction with Earth Day.

 

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