CBS News Presents A Summer on Fire: Civil Rights 50 Years Later” is a live, interactive, multimedia event staged at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Hosted by veteran CBS News anchor and host of “Face the Nation” Bob Schieffer, the event will stream live on CBSNews.com, MSN.com and broadcast simultaneously on The Smithsonian Channel on July 24, 8pm ET/5pm PT.
Sponsored by Microsoft, “A Summer on Fire” is the second in a series of CBS News Live Experiences, where a studio audience is taken on a journey through time with rarely seen images from the CBS News Archives, and conversations with history makers, experts and entertainers. The interactive and engaging experience examines the culture, society and politics of today with historic events from half a century ago.
On July 24, Bob Schieffer will lead his guests in a discussion of the struggles of 1964 to enact The Civil Rights Act, register blacks to vote, and the violence that marked the struggle for civil rights that summer in states both north and south. The conversation will examine events that shook the nation then but also explore their impact today in ways we could never have predicted or imagined.
We would like to invite you to be a part of our studio audience for this exciting evening. The event takes place on Thursday July 24th at The Ed Sullivan Theater (1697 Broadway between 53rd & 54th streets). The program begins at 8pm. Doors open at 6:30.
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