Watch here: America After Ferguson special airs on PBS tonight


The August shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson stirred up conversations about race and justice across the nation.

PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill recently moderated a packed town hall meeting at the University of Missouri at St. Louis on the subject. She spoke with law enforcement and government officials, faith leaders and civil rights activists about what happened in Ferguson that day and in the days that followed along with the many questions raised by Brown’s death.

On Friday, from 8-9 p.m. EDT, PBS will air the discussion, called America After Ferguson, produced by WGBH Boston in partnership with the Nine Network/KETC in St. Louis and WETA in Washington.

For more the impact of the Michael Brown shooting on the local community, watch the Nine Network/KETC in St. Louis “Voices of Ferguson” series.

To encourage continued public discourse on this topic, PBS will be incorporating live tweets into Friday’s broadcast. Use the hashtag #AfterFergusonPBS to join the conversation on Twitter, and have your contribution considered for inclusion on air.