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[09/15/16 - 09:25 AM]
"Underground" Confirmed as First Public Program at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the Smithsonian's New National Museum of African American History and Culture
A panel discussion will follow the screening with "Underground" co-creator, writer and executive producer Misha Green and cast members Alano Miller, Amirah Vann, Jessica de Gouw and Aisha Hinds.

[via press release from WGN America]

National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents Critically Acclaimed TV Series "Underground" Sept. 26

"First Public Program at the Oprah Winfrey Theater"

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will host a screening of the critically acclaimed original series "Underground," Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the museum located at 1400 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. The series airs on WGN America and is produced by Sony Pictures Television. "Underground" will be the inaugural public program presented at the museum following its historic grand opening and the first public program held in the Oprah Winfrey Theater.

A panel discussion will follow the screening with "Underground" co-creator, writer and executive producer Misha Green and cast members Alano Miller ("Cato"), Amirah Vann ("Ernestine"), Jessica de Gouw ("Elizabeth Hawkes") and Aisha Hinds ("Harriet Tubman"), moderated by Dr. Rex Ellis, the museum's Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs.

WGN America's "Underground," which tells the story of valiant enslaved people who risked their lives to reach freedom on the Underground Railroad - points to one of the museum's Inaugural Exhibitions, "Slavery and Freedom." The exhibition, in the museum's History Galleries, explores the complex story standing at the core of the American experience. Beginning in the 15th century with the transatlantic slave trade, through the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation, the exhibition uses personal stories to explore the economic and political legacies of slavery for all Americans. Among the important artifacts on display are Harriet Tubman's hymnal (c.1876); lace shawl (c.1897), given to her by Queen Victoria; and family photographs from her funeral.

Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor, will have a central role in season two of "Underground," currently in production for an early 2017 premiere on WGN America.

"It is so fitting that we will be screening the critically acclaimed television series 'Underground,' which introduces Harriet Tubman," said museum Director Lonnie Bunch. "The museum has a number of artifacts on display documenting the life and work of this iconic Underground Railroad operator, Civil War spy and suffragist."

"'Underground' is a powerful series, one that speaks to our collective history in a way that deeply resonates with viewers, and it is a tremendous honor to be a part of this historic moment as the inaugural public program of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture," said Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios.

"To be included as the inaugural public program of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture is beyond an honor and speaks to the ground-breaking power and culturally significant impact that one television show can have," added Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Presidents of Sony Pictures Television.

"Underground" sparked a nationwide conversation about the importance and meaning of freedom, and interest in learning more about the Underground Railroad. The compelling drama has been honored with screenings at the White House, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, National Civil Rights Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, among other esteemed institutions. The series premiered among the top 10 cable dramas this broadcast TV season, was the #1 most discussed cable drama on social media each night it aired and made history as WGN America's highest-rated original series.

"Underground" stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw, Amirah Vann, Christopher Meloni and Marc Blucas. The series is created by Misha Green ("Sons of Anarchy," "Heroes") and Joe Pokaski ("Daredevil," "Heroes,") who executive produce alongside Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldman ("A Beautiful Mind," "I Am Legend") of Weed Road Pictures; Emmy-nominated director Anthony Hemingway; and Joby Harold ("King Arthur," "Edge of Tomorrow") and Tory Tunnell ("King Arthur," "Holy Rollers") of Safehouse Pictures. Visionary artist and producer John Legend, an Academy Award, Golden Globe(R) and multi-Grammy Award winner, and his Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, executive produce. Additionally, Get Lifted oversees all aspects of the show's music.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established as the 19th Smithsonian museum by an Act of Congress through legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003. Groundbreaking occurred in 2012. The museum occupies a prime location in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall at the corner of Constitution Avenue at 14th Street, across from the Washington Monument. Opening Sept. 24, the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum will be the nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American experience.

About WGN America

WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is nationally distributed in nearly 80 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with high-quality entertainment programming including the breakout hit series "Outsiders," "Underground" and "Salem." The network also brings its audience a strong slate of popular first-run syndicated series and blockbuster movies. Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving US production business and operates 17 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries around the world. SPT's worldwide networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds, which are available in 178 countries reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.





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