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June 15, 2020

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ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston to Host Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Race Relations and Our Faith Communities

Virtual Town Hall is TODAY, June 15 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT)

Exclusively Stream Live at, ABC13’s Facebook Live and YouTube and ABC13’s connected TV apps on Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku

ABC13, Houston’s most-watched television station, presents an exclusive stream-only one-hour virtual town hall TODAY, JUNE 15 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT), highlighting the role of our communities of faith in the conversation on racism, social justice and police brutality. Exclusive streaming on ABC13’s Facebook LiveYouTubeABC13’s app, and ABC13’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku.

As the nation grapples with race relations following George Floyd’s death, ABC13’s Eyewitness News anchor Melanie Lawson is moderating an interfaith discussion on how religious leaders are addressing the crises of racial inequality and violence.

Panelists for the town hall will include the following:

  • Pastor Remus Wright, The Fountain of Praise
  • Co-Pastor Mia Wright, The Fountain of Praise
  • Bishop James W.E. Dixon II, The Community of Faith
  • Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Galveston-Houston Archdiose
  • Rabbi David Lyon, Congregation Beth Israel
  • Imam Tauqeer Shah, Islamic Society of Greater Houston
  • Rev. William Lawson, founding pastor, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
  • Pastor Steve Wells, South Main Baptist Church
  • Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff

ABC13 urges viewers to join the town hall and submit their questions online at or through the ABC13 news app for possible inclusion in Monday’s town hall.

The virtual town hall is MONDAY, JUNE 15 at 7:00 p.m. CDT, and will exclusively stream live LIVE on,  ABC13’s Facebook LiveYouTubeABC13’s app, and ABC13’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku. 

About KTRK- TV
For over 50 years, ABC13 has been the undisputed news leader in Houston, from sign-on to sign-off. Broadcasting 47 hours of locally produced newscasts each week, ABC13 is top-rated and most-watched among the Houston-area viewers. ABC13 also leads the market in its digital media efforts, with top rankings for its website,, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ABC13 is deeply invested in the Houston community, and we spotlight Houston’s diversity through Eyewitness News reporting, covering issues that affect different segments of our population. ABC13 is also known for telecasting the city’s major events including the annual July 4th Freedom Over Texas celebration, The Chevron Marathon, The Bayou Bowl and The Houston Rodeo Parade. The station also broadcasts several community affairs projects throughout the year including: Share Your Holidays, an annual food drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank; and our E-cycle Drive, a collection/recycling effort for outdated electronic equipment in conjunction with Earth Day.


KTRK/ABC13 Contact
Brandon DeHoyos, Director of Community Engagement
(713) 663-8712