Closer Look: Remembering The Life & Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Juanita Abernathy; Presidential Debate Recap; Smart City Expo Atlanta; Summer Indie Music Series Finale

Rose Scott moderates a conversation at the Smart City Expo Atlanta called the “Power of Public and Private Partnerships” with William H. Rogers, Jr., Chairman & CEO at SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Derek Schiller, President and CEO of the Atlanta Braves.
Rose Scott moderates a conversation at the Smart City Expo Atlanta called the “Power of Public and Private Partnerships” with William H. Rogers, Jr., Chairman & CEO at SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Derek Schiller, President and CEO of the Atlanta Braves.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the passing of civil rights leader Juanita Abernathy at the age of 88. Mrs. Abernathy is known for her work writing the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, among other important work in the civil rights movement. She was also the widow of the Reverend Dr. Ralph Abernathy, and worked with him and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to advocate for voting rights. Dr. Maurice Hobson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Historian at Georgia State University discusses Mrs. Abernathy’s important contributions to the civil rights movement.
  • 08:03: Ten candidates shared a stage last night in Houston for the third democratic presidential debate. Political analyst Fred Hicks joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the night’s biggest takeaways.
  • 25:59: Smart City Expo Atlanta is a three-day conference at the Georgia World Congress Center that aims to focus on issues surrounding technology, equity, and “smart urban solutions.” Yesterday, Rose Scott moderate a conversation called the “Power of Public and Private Partnerships” with William H. Rogers, Jr., Chairman & CEO at SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Derek Schiller, President and CEO of the Atlanta Braves. Today, we hear that conversation, which was taped in front of a live audience.
  • 39:55: This season of Closer Look’s Summer Indie Music has ended. We look back at some of the conversations and live, in-studio performances from this year’s artists and bands.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.