FOX59 and CBS4 To Host Exclusive Live Town Hall Broadcast Examining Local Issues of Social and Racial Justice

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Local Community Leaders Will Share Experiences and Answer Questions About Race Relations in Indianapolis and Central Indiana

Program Will Air on Aug. 26, Available via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (AUG. 24, 2020) – WXIN-TV (FOX59) and WTTV-TV (CBS4), Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.’s, television stations serving Indianapolis, IN (DMA #25), and the central Indiana region announced today that they will host an exclusive live Town Hall meeting examining the topics of race relations and social justice.  The program, titled “IN Focus: A Conversation on Race,” will air on both stations on Wednesday, August 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

The Town Hall will be hosted by FOX59 and CBS4 anchors Fanchon Stinger, Debby Knox, Nick McGill and Beairshelle Edmé, and will feature a variety of local community leaders, including: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Randal Taylor; City-County Council Member Maggie Lewis; Tanya McKinzie, with the Indiana Black Expo; Malachi Walker, with the Great Commission Church & Young Men, Inc.; Tony Mason with the Urban League; Nia-Hyatt Eldosougi with Black Women in Charge; Rick Snyder with the Fraternal Order of Police, and Wayne James with Indiana University.

“Recent events have drawn attention to the issues of race relations and social justice in central Indiana and across the country,” said Dominic Mancuso, Vice President and General Manager of WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV.  “‘IN Focus: A Conversation on Race’ will foster a positive dialogue on these subjects and offer a platform for our guests and viewers to share their experiences and discuss measures to help Indianapolis move forward together as a community.”

“IN Focus: A Conversation on Race” will be broadcast live on both FOX59 and CBS4, and a livestream will be provided on both and  The discussion and livestream will continue for an additional 30 minutes following the conclusion of the television broadcast.


IN Focus: A Conversation on Race: Hosted by FOX59 and CBS4
August 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET
WXIN-TV FOX59 and WTTV-TV CBS4 Studios
Livestream available at and
Hosts: FOX59 and CBS4 anchors Fanchon Stinger, Debby Knox, Nick McGill and Beairshelle Edmé

• Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief, Chief Randal Taylor
• City-County Council Member, Maggie Lewis
• Tanya McKinzie, Indianapolis Black Expo
• Wayne James, Indiana University
• Tony Mason, Urban League
• Nia-Hyatt Eldosougi, Black Women in Charge
• Rick Snyder, Fraternal Order of Police
• Malachi Walker, Great Commission Church & Young Men Inc.

About WTTV-TV and WXIN-TV  
WTTV-TV and WXIN-TV are Nexstar Media Group, Inc. television stations serving central Indiana from its studios in Indianapolis. Nexstar is the largest local television broadcast and digital media company in the nation, with a portfolio of 196 full power owned or serviced stations in 114 markets reaching approximately 63% of US television households. Today, as one of the most powerful and trusted voices in America, Nexstar remains true to its mission to uphold the public interest principles of localism, diversity and trustworthy, unbiased broadcast journalism. At the same time, the Company continues to simultaneously raise its commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the local viewers, hometown businesses and community organizations that it proudly serves each day.

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