Filmed on location in January, at the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio, Comcast Newsmakers turned a spotlight on this Ohio Valley gem and its exhibits that inform visitors about slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio. Using community-based filming locations is just part of the 2018 refresh of Comcast Newsmakers.
In addition, Newmakers has evolved to a short-form news platform that more deeply explores the unique issues and opportunities faced by the communities Comcast serves. For example, the Flushing, Ohio shoot featured a slate of experts discussing the region’s pressing social and economic issues.
Guests included: Curator of the Underground Railroad Museum, Dr. John Mattox; Dr. Darrell W. Cummings, Director, North Wheeling Youth Center who talked about Booker T. Washington, Carter Woodson, George Carver, and Martin Luther King, Jr.; Andrew Cogar, Assistant United States Attorney, who spoke about the signs of, and laws about, human trafficking as well as the specifics on human trafficking in West Virginia.
Visit Comcast Newsmakers to learn more about the program here.