ABC’s New Series on Black Life
ABC’s ‘Soul of a Nation’ will exhibit Black life in America. The show will feature Jemele Hill, Marsai Martin, and a plethora of guest hosts.
ABC dedicates itself to continuing the conversation around Black life in America long after Black History Month ends. Starting this March, ABC’s Soul of a Nation will “touch on themes such as spirituality, Black joy and activism in sports, as well as the nation’s racial reckoning after the death of George Floyd.”
Series Special Guests
The six-episode series will include a wide pool of reporters, performers, activists, and scholars. In addition, different guest hosts will introduce each episode. So far, the guest hosts announced for the first two episodes of the series are Jemele Hill and Marsai Martin.
A number of ABC News anchors and correspondents will also be contributing to the series. T.J. Holmes, Sunny Hostin, Janai Norman, Steve Osunsami, Byron Pitts, Deborah Roberts, and David Scott are on listed guests thus far.
Series Producer and Creator Respond
Co-executive producer Eric Johnson expressed his excitement in a recently released statement:
“We’re excited to expand enterprising Black storytelling and the celebration of Black culture beyond the month of February…viewers of all backgrounds, regardless of race, will be moved, educated, and inspired by the broad range of stories and topics shared on this show.”
Moreover, Marie Nelson, the series creator released a statement, saying “ABC News is proud to partner with ABC Entertainment to host ‘Soul of a Nation,’ a primetime convening place for diverse audiences to call home…it’s 2021 and the demands of this time call upon the media community to grant Black viewers more opportunities to see their lives reflected in all of its complexity and to present all of our audience access points to gain understanding.”
‘Soul of a Nation’ will air Tuesday nights on ABC next month.