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Fox News’ Black anchor Harris Faulkner to host primetime special about America’s racial reckoning

2020-07-19

Fox News is presenting a primetime special about America’s racial reckoning in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

And the right-wing network is giving the show to its resident Black anchor, Harris Faulkner.

Officially titled “Harris Faulkner Presents: The Fight for America,” the special — airing Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT — will spotlight the national conversation on race and feature South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, former NFL player Herschel Walker, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Fraternal Order of Police national Vice President Joe Gamaldi.

Fox News host Sean Hannity and the network’s contributors Alveda King and Gianno Caldwell will also appear, with correspondent Bryan Llenas and Kevin Corke set to provide reports

According to Fox News, the Black Lives Matter movement, the calls to defund the police, and the removal of Confederate statues from public parks will also be points of what should be a spirited discussion.

“Fight for America” is Faulkner’s fourth town hall special this year.

The 54-year -old Atlanta native has been a part of Rupert Murdock’s conservative cable news channel since 2005.

The only weekday, full-time, female Black anchor on the network, she currently anchors “Outnumbered” at noon and” Outnumbered Overtime” at 1 p.m.

Harris was called “a great American” by President Trump after she took Joe Biden to task for telling Black radio shock jock Charlamagne tha God that “you ain’t Black” if you can’t figure out whether to support him for his presidential bid.

The Emmy Award-winning broadcast veteran, who told the Associated Press that she was “in a biracial community in my home,” said that former Vice President’s Biden’s remark was hurtful.

“Talking about somebody’s blackness based on how they think or how they look is insulting,” she told the newswire service. “And it keeps us back as people of color.”

Biden issued an apology for his “cavalier” remarks.

Harris recently hosted “America Copes Together,” which focused on the mental health effects of the coronavirus crisis, and “America Learns Together,” about distance learning during the pandemic.

She was a moderator with Bill Hemmer of a March town hall with Trump in March and conducted a one-on-one with him in June following the national unrest amid Floyd’s heinous murder.