Listen to the All-New Podcast "Soul of a Nation: Tulsa's Buried Truth"
On Tuesday, April 6, ABC Audio will debut the first episode of its new podcast, "Soul of a Nation: Tulsa's Buried Truth," written and hosted by ABC News Senior National Correspondent Steve Osunsami. One of the most brutal and rarely discussed racially motivated attacks in American history occurred in 1921 when a violent white mob descended on a prosperous Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street. In less than 24 hours, they destroyed and terrorized the neighborhood, killing as many as 300 Black Americans. The collective memory of the massacre was buried by a culture of silence and many victims' bodies were never found. But now, one century later, the possibility of mass graves buried beneath Tulsa has led to a renewed search for answers. Featuring archival audio accounts from witnesses and interviews with historians, "Tulsa's Buried Truth" brings listeners through the painful history and into the modern-day quest for closure and healing.
"Soul of a Nation: Tulsa's Buried Truth" also features "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin and is available for free on major listening platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and the ABC News app, with new episodes posting Tuesdays.
The first podcast episode posts the same day as the finale of the historic primetime newsmagazine "Soul of a Nation," which includes reporting by Osunsami on the massacre. "Soul of a Nation" airs Tuesday, April 6 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
The podcast is produced by the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio. Cindy Galli is chief of investigative projects, and Liz Alesse and Eric Johnson are executive producers for ABC Audio.
About ABC Audio:
With distribution to over 1,900 radio stations and digital distributors, ABC Audio is the premier source for audio news, entertainment and music format services in the United States. ABC Audio syndicates ABC News Radio, where more Americans get their radio news than any other commercial broadcaster. ABC Audio includes Air Power, station services with format-specific music content, entertainment and news; ABC Digital, publisher of news, entertainment, lifestyle and music format-specific stories updated 24/7; and syndicated music and talk programming brands. ABC Audio also produces world-class on-demand content, including ABC News' flagship daily podcast "Start Here" and the international chart-topping hit "The Dropout."ABC presents Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days, a two-hour special on the legacy and impact of the beloved global phenomenon, airing Monday, April 26, at 8|7c. The documentary special chronicles the creation of a Black family of Sesame Street Muppets as part of new racial justice initiative. Homelessness, multicultural representation, autism, refugee crises and addiction are just a few of the social issues fearlessly tackled by "Sesame Street" for over a half a century. On MONDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), ABC presents "Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days," a two-hour documentary special produced by TIME Studios, highlighting the 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop. The documentary features special guests including W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher. Additional participating celebrities to be announced at a later date. The special can be viewed the next day on demand.