A&E will air a new special on August 30 called Voices Magnified: Policing in America to highlight the voices of activist and victims who are fighting to affect positive change against police brutality in America, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. This show will be a part of a larger ongoing campaign across A+E Networks’ platforms that includes programs like Broader Focus on Lifetime and History’s Save Our History and More to History.
Narrated by Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish, The Matrix), the one-hour special will feature multiple perspectives from community leaders and activists, police, grieving families and victims of brutality in an effort to discuss and understand racial injustices in this country and the solutions it will take to enact systemic change. Voices Magnified will also examine how Los Angeles is working to address historical issues that eroded the relationship between residents of color and its law enforcement.
“We are proud to launch the Voices Magnified campaign to elevate the stories of those pursuing solutions to the critical issues of our time,” said Rob Sharenow, President of programming at A+E Networks, via Deadline. “Through long-form and short-form programming, PSAs, and partnerships, we are committed to using our platforms to shine a light on the diverse people and organizations who are bringing communities together, confronting challenges and inspiring change.”
Voices Magnified: Policing in America is executive produced by Jeanmarie Condon (Rogue Trip, 1969) and Fatima Curry (Divided States) from ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions, in addition to Fishburne and Helen Sugland (Black-ish) from Cinema Gypsy Productions. Brie Miranda Bryant (Surviving R. Kelly) and Sharon Scott serve as executive producers for A&E. Curry acts as director.
As part of the Voices Magnified campaign, A&E will also be supporting non-profit organizations to fight for social justice. These plans include contributions to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to support scholarships for law students seeking careers as public interest and civil rights attorneys, and the George Perry Floyd, Jr. Scholarship for Racial and Social Justice at Santa Monica College.