Media momentum is building for Saturday’s international March For Our Lives rallies, with coverage slated by at least four major media outlets and numerous online sites.
Counting L.A., Washington D.C. and New York City, marches and rallies are being planned in 836 locations worldwide including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Liverpool and Reykjavik, to name a few, according to the March For Our Lives website. The event has received financial donations of at least $500,000 from George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Oprah Winfrey.
Today, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt were announced as marchers and performers for the Washington, D.C. rally. They will perform Found/Tonight, a mashup of two of the most recent Tony-winning Best Musicals. The song combines Hamilton’s Story of Tonight and Dear Evan Hansen’s You Will Be Found.
Several media outlets have also announced coverage plans for the rallies, which are attracting support from numerous celebrities and top politicians.
CBS News will provide extensive multiplatform coverage of the march, starting with CBS This Morning: Saturday and continuing on CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming news network; on the CBS Weekend News; online at CBSNews.com; and on CBS News Radio. Also, CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation will recap the event on Sunday. The network will also present a one-hour documentary that follows a group of students in the aftermath of the Parkland, FL school shooting. The documentary, 39 Days, will be broadcast Saturday at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS. It is produced by the staff of 48 Hours and CBS This Morning.
Fox News Channel will present live coverage of the March for Our Lives events. Contributions will be provided by FNC’s Washington-based correspondents Griff Jenkins and Peter Doocy, along with reporter Ellison Barber live from the nation’s capital. Additionally, New York correspondent Bryan Llenas will be covering in New York City and additional live-feeds will be shown from across the nation.
MTV and several organizations will send 17 buses of young people from communities affected by gun violence to D.C. on Saturday for the march there. The buses will transport young people from Atlanta, GA; Baltimore and Bowie, MD; Chicago, IL; Greensboro, Laurinburg, Fayetteville, NC; New Jersey; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Providence, RI and Richmond, VA.
MTV News and its social media will provide live coverage from the march, which will be appearing on MTV throughout the day. Additionally, Vic Mensa, who is performing, will also take over MTV’s Instagram Stories during the march. The network is also developing a documentary special featuring young people from across the country who are taking action against gun violence.
Univision Communications is also offering digital and social media support for the march via its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter outlets. The company is also partnering with Mi Familia Votaand Voto Latino, a voter registration hub in Washington D.C. at Georgetown Law School to register eligible individuals. The partners plan to have volunteers stationed along the march route to share voter education information and register eligible individuals from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET.