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CBS NEWS LIVE EXPERIENCES will bring together a group of newsmakers from the worlds of news, entertainment and sports for CBS NEWS: 50 YEARS LATER, CIVIL RIGHTS a live interactive event exploring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Bob Schieffer, CBS News’ Chief Washington correspondent and host of FACE THE NATION, will moderate the event to be carried live July 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Smithsonian Channel, CBSNews.com and MSN.com, and powered by Microsoft’s Bing Pulse.
Acting legend and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte; author and historian Taylor Branch; CBS Sports broadcaster James Brown; Brooklyn Nets star Jason Collins; Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg; actress Rosie Perez; attorney Evan Wolfson; and others will join Schieffer at the Ed Sullivan Theater to discuss how the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s has had a personal impact on their lives as well as on the culture, society and politics of today and tomorrow. Using their varied backgrounds, panelists will explore the powerful and tumultuous events of the summer of 1964, when three Civil Rights workers went missing. Panelists will also share their emotional first-hand experiences of how the Civil Rights movement influences social reform today.
Viewers at home and those at The Ed Sullivan Theater can become part of the event by using Microsoft’s Bing Pulse technology, which will allow anyone with a mobile device, tablet or computer to interact with the program by voting on poll questions while providing panelists real-time feedback as the event unfolds. Viewers will also be able to react instantly to questions and rate content as it appears during the event, creating a true second-screen experience for CBS NEWS: 50 YEARS LATER, CIVIL RIGHTS.