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NBCUniversal News Group to present “National Day of Racial Healing” on NBC News Now & Noticias Telemundo

“National Day of Racial Healing: An NBC News NOW Special”
to Stream on NBC News NOW on Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET

“Foro Contra el Racismo: Sanando Heridas Raciales” to Stream in Spanish
on NoticiasTelemundo.com on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. ET

NBCUniversal News Group will present two distinct specials in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing on NBC News NOW and Noticias Telemundo. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, each program will examine a range of critical topics, including policing, housing, environmental justice, racial trauma, and allyship across different communities.

The “National Day of Racial Healing: An NBC News NOW Special” will stream on Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC News NOW. “Foro Contra el Racismo: Sanando Heridas Raciales” will stream Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on NoticiasTelemundo.com.

Anchored by NBC News Daily’s Zinhle Essamuah and Kate Snow, the NBC News NOW special will discuss the state of race in America and explore the progress made and to address the challenges that persist. The special will feature reports from NBC News correspondents Shaquille Brewster, Antonia Hylton, Vicky Nguyen and Guad Venegas.

Noticias Telemundo’s Johana Suárez and Lori Montenegro will co-host a Spanish-language special on Noticias Telemundo examining issues of racial equity and the history of racism in the United States and the Latino community.

Viewers will also hear reflections on the value of racial healing as a key pathway to racial equity from WKKF executives La June Montgomery Tabron, President & CEO and Carlos Rangel, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer.

The annual observance of the National Day of Racial Healing was created with and builds on the work and learnings of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) community partners. TRHT was established in 2017 to promote racial healing as a critical path for ending racial bias and creating a society in which all children can thrive. Previously, NBC News Digital also published the award-winning video series, “Changing the Narrative” sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Guests joining the NBC News NOW program include:

 •        Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)

•         Michel Moore, LAPD Chief of Police

•         Dr. Jenny Wang, Psychologist and Racial Trauma Expert

•         Tim Wise, Activist and Author

•         Dr. Irshad Manji, Author and Educator, Author and co-founder, National Compadres Network

Guests joining the Noticias Telemundo program include:

•         Jerry Tello, Co-Founder of the National Compadres Network and Author

•         Dr. Xochitl Flores Marcial, Historian and Author

•         Javier Stauring, Founder of Healing Dialogue and Action

•         Rafaela Uribe, Civil Rights Attorney

•         Melissa Shepherd Williams, Psychotherapist and Professor

•         Lidia Doniz, Founder of Movimiento Cosmico Indigenous Dance & Culture

This marks the second consecutive year of the National Day of Racial Healing specials from NBCUniversal News Group.

Encore presentations of “National Day of Racial Healing: An NBC News NOW Special” will stream Jan. 13 at 11:00 a.m. and Jan. 14 at 6:00 p.m on NBC News NOW.

“Foro Contra el Racismo: Sanando Heridas Raciales” will also stream on Jan. 16 on Noticias Telemundo’s YouTube, Facebook and X channels and air on Telemundo’s network on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. ET.

For more information, contact:

Dominique Donahue
NBC News
e: dominique.donahue@nbcuni.com

Sarah Teicher
NBC News
e: sarah.teicher@nbcuni.com

About NBCUniversal News Group:

NBCUniversal News Group – comprised of NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC News NOW, Telemundo Enterprises and NBCU Local – is the #1 most-watched news organization in the U.S., reaching more Americans across linear television, streaming and digital than any other news organization in the world. Seven out of 10 U.S. adults access NBCU News Group content each month, averaging over 175 million people per month. Across digital, NBCU News Group is the #1 news organization in the U.S. with over 130 million monthly users. The NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit www.NBCUniversal.com.

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