The special will be hosted by Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. It will feature a conversation between Michael Strahan and former President Barack Obama. In the interview, Obama admits to Strahan:
"We're not all going to live in a perfect kumbaya society."
He follows this up by saying:
"But we can make it better by working and by reaching out and by assuming the best in each other."
The inspiring two-hour special will celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans on June 19th 1865. On Friday, Joe Biden signed a bill that officially recognizes Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
Juneteenth: Together We Triumph - A 'Soul of a Nation' Special Event
Celebrate Juneteenth with Barack Obama and Michael Strahan. \u2060 The inspiring event special "Juneteenth: Together We Triumph" premieres Friday at 9|8c and you can watch it on Channel 7. \u2060pic.twitter.com/jCqpxPKINh— Eyewitness News (@Eyewitness News) 1623799824
"Juneteenth: Together We Triumph - A 'Soul of a Nation' Special Event" features performances from H.E.R., Leon Bridges, and more, and it airs at 9:00pm ET on ABC and will be available to stream on Hulu on Juneteenth.