CONTENT COURTESY OF DR. PHIL
FROM FERGUSON TO NEW YORK CITY, DR. PHIL LOOKS AT THE CURRENT RACIAL TENSION IN AMERICA AND TAKES THE CONVERSATION BEYOND THE HEADLINES AIRING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
Provocative dialogue includes interviews with the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin; Roland Martin, Reverend Al Sharpton and New Orleans Saints Player Benjamin Watson are among panelists providing additional insight.
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Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2014 – FROM FERGUSON TO NEW YORK CITY, DR. PHIL LOOKS AT THE CURRENT RACIAL TENSION IN AMERICA AND TAKES THE CONVERSATION BEYOND THE HEADLINES AIRING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
Provocative Dialogue Includes Interviews with the Families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin; Reverend Al Sharpton and New Orleans Saints Player Benjamin Watson
Asking “What is the solution?,” DR. PHIL takes an in-depth look at the current racial tension in America, from the events surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown to Tamir Rice to Eric Garner at the hands of law enforcement, and explores why our nation is in turmoil. Joining the wide-ranging discussion are: Roland Martin (TV One’s, “News One Now”) host, Ellisha Flagg and Erica Garner, (sister and daughter of Eric Garner), Lesley McSpadden, (mother of Michael Brown), New Orleans Saints player Benjamin Watson, Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Mike Brooks, (former Washington D.C. detective), and CNN’s Sunny Hostin. The episode airs Friday, December 12 (check local listings)
Taking the conversation beyond what we’ve seen on the news, Dr. Phil speaks with the families of Garner, Brown and Martin to hear their perspectives on the events they believe took the lives of their loved ones, and get their viewpoint on what they think can be done to affect change. Also, NFL star Benjamin Watson explains why he was so moved to write an eloquent Facebook essay after the verdict in Ferguson that went viral.
Select Quotes from the Episode:
“The police need to have the power to induce order. But if that power doesn’t have checks and balances – if they are not held accountable of their decision, if they are not properly trained – then you are going to have chaos and we’re seeing that now.”
Dr. Phil on the current racial tension in America
“People have to start policing the police, point blank.”
Ellisha Flagg. sister of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in an apparent chokehold.
“If history continues to repeat itself, not only do we need to change the laws, but we need to change people’s mindset as well. We have a right to be safe.”
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
DR. PHIL was created by Harpo Productions, is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution, which also distributes the show. Carla Pennington and Dr. Phillip C. McGraw are the executive producers. Angie Kraus is co-executive producer.