RT America - July 6, 2018
Ed Schultz’s Legacy: A Champion For The Working Class
Thursday, we dedicated our news broadcast to remembering Ed Schultz, who passed away early Thursday morning at his home in Washington DC. He was only 64 years old. Ed joined the RT America family in January 2016 and his role in this newsroom was not simply that of lead anchor, he was a friend and mentor. To expand on his legacy and influence, RT America’s Anya Parampil is joined by Boom Bust host Bart Chilton and John Nichols, national affairs correspondent at The Nation magazine
Freddie Gray and Racism’s Evolution Under Trump
On April 2015, 25 year-old Freddie Gray was arrested by Baltimore city police. While being transported in a police van he suffered many injuries. as a result he died in a trauma hospital a week after being in police custody. His death sparked protests all over the nation. Demonstrators were demanding justice for gray, however no one was ever held accountable for his death. RT America’s Ashlee Banks is joined by Sean Yoes, Editor of the Afro newspaper in Baltimore and author of Baltimore After Freddie Gray, released earlier this week.
Sports Diplomacy: DC Matches Mirror World Cup
Members of world embassies in Washington DC take to the field for a Model UN-like version of the World Cup in an effort to symbolically blend the political divide, using sports. RT America’s Steve Christakos reports from the field.