Nexstar Inc. To Host Exclusive Live Multi-Market Telecast of Virtual Town Hall Regarding the Pandemic’s Impact on Communities of Color
Health Care Leaders Will Address Covid-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Minority Communities, Vaccination Efforts, and Protocols
13 Nexstar TV Stations Will Bring Together Viewers Across Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th at 7:30 PM ET
HARRISBURG, PA and IRVING, TX (February 16, 2020) – Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive live Town Hall meeting, “Covid-19 & Communities of Color,” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Town Hall will include Dr. Stephen Henderson, Penn State Health, Internal Medicine; Dr. Bolanle Limann, Chief Medical Officer, Hamilton Health Center; Dr. Cherise Hamblin, OB/GYN, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health; and Dr. Sharee Livingston, OB/GYN Chair, UPMC. The panel will address how COVID-19 disproportionately affects minority communities, why these communities mistrust the healthcare industry, common myths about the COVID-19 vaccine, and the importance of getting tested, vaccinated, and following COVID-19 protocols.
The half-hour Town Hall will originate from the studios of WHTM-TV (ABC), in Harrisburg, PA, and be hosted by Valerie Pritchett, WHTM-TV abc27 Anchor. The broadcast will bring together viewers from Washington DC/Hagerstown MD, Philadelphia, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Hazelton, PA, Altoona/Johnstown/State College, PA, Erie, PA, Binghamton, NY, Elmira, NY and Utica, NY, via a live television broadcast and livestream video. The live broadcast will air from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
The telecast will air on 13 Nexstar Inc. owned or managed stations, including WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg, PA; WJET-TV (ABC) and WFXP-TV (FOX) in Erie, PA; WYOU-TV (CBS) in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Hazelton, PA; WPHL-TV (MyNet) in Philadelphia, PA; WTAJ-TV (CBS) in Altoona/Johnstown/State College, PA; WDVM-TV in Hagerstown, MD, WETM (NBC) in Elmira, NY, WBGH (NBC) in Binghamton, NY, and WFXV-TV (FOX) and WPNY-TV (MyNet) in Utica, NY. WBRE-TV (NBC) in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Hazelton, PA, and WDCW-TV in Washington, D.C., will air the broadcast on a delayed basis. Viewers also may access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting the local websites of these stations (see table below).
Covid-19 and Communities of Color
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:30pm to 8:00pm
WHTM-TV studios in Harrisburg, PA
Host: Valerie Pritchett, WHTM-TV abc27 Anchor/Reporter
Dr. Stephen Henderson, Internal Medicine, Penn State Health,
Dr. Bolanle Limann, Chief Medical Officer, Hamilton Health Center
Dr. Sharee Livingston, OB/GYN Chair, UMPC
Dr. Cherise Hamblin, OB/GYN, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
The Town Hall will be carried on the following Nexstar stations and websites:
|WDVM-TV||Washington DC/ Hagerstown MD||Localwdvm.com||
|WBRE-TV||NBC||Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton, PA||pahomepage.com||@wbreyou|
|WPNY-TV||My Net||Utica, NY||cnyhomepage.com||@cnyhomepage|
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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