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[09/01/16 - 06:02 AM]
ABC Celebrates the Opening of the Smithsonian's New National Museum of African American History and Culture
The production will be filmed on September 23 and will air on ABC stations nationwide in the 2016-2017 season.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THE SMITHSONIAN'S NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called "Taking the Stage - Changing America."

"ABC is thrilled to celebrate the opening of this important new addition to the Smithsonian Institution and to help share the story of the struggles, contributions, and triumphs of African Americans throughout the history of our country, "said Channing Dungey, president ABC Entertainment.

World-renowned dignitaries, athletes and artists from around the globe will come together for the program at Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Designed to explore and celebrate African American contributions to the global landscape, the program will feature new film footage of iconic items from the museum's collections - items ranging from a plane used to train the famed Tuskegee airmen for World War II combat duty to a bible owned by Nat Turner. The film is accompanied by music, dance and dramatic readings by a wide range of stage and screen actors. The executive producers are Don Mischer and Quincy Jones, along with Don Mischer Productions' Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare. The production will be filmed on September 23 and will air on ABC stations nationwide in the 2016-2017 season.

About the Museum

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex. Established in 2003, The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the 19th and newest museum in the Smithsonian family. "The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where visitors can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped shape the nation and the world," says Lonnie G. Bunch III, the museum's founding director. "The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American." The 400,000 square-foot museum with 12 galleries and a collection of more than 35,000 items stands on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument. Built at a cost of $540 million, with half covered by the U.S. Congress, the museum will open to the public on September 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

About the Disney|ABC Television Group

Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company's global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 116 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets Millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.

About Don Mischer Productions

Don Mischer Productions (DMP) is an internationally acclaimed and universally respected producer of television and live events. Led by Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel, along with Juliane Hare, DMP has consistently produced programs that share the best of the human experience, whether it be the work of our most acclaimed artists or the celebration of our most cherished monuments and greatest international events. They are at the forefront of their craft, with an eye to innovate and advance the art form. Some of their marquee productions include: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, the Kennedy Center Honors, 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, Super Bowl halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among others), the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games (Atlanta and Salt Lake City), and the 83rd, 84th and 85th Academy Awards. Other productions include the Billboard Music Awards, the groundbreaking Breakthrough Prize ceremony and specials featuring Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Bono, Prince, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand, among many others.





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