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MTV News, BET News: America in crisis town hall airs Friday night

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MTV News and BET News will host a town hall, What Now?, to air live at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Friday in the wake of the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and killings of five Dallas police officers.

The town hall will “discuss America in crisis,” according to a press release, and air from MTV’s Times Square studio. It can be seen on air (MTV, BET, VH1, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Live, VH1 Classic, MTV Hits, Centric, and Logo), on Facebook Live (MTV, MTV News, BET, VH1, and Logo), and on YouTube (MTV, MTV News), and will include Charlamagne Tha God, Jamil Smith, Marc Lamont Hill, and Franchesca Ramsey. 

According to the release, What Now? will create “an open forum of artists, activists and audience members discussing the issues underlying this latest round in a cycle of violence and tragedy in America. The audience at home will be invited to use their voices by calling-in or via social media using #WhatNow.”