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ABC'S 'Soul of a Nation' unpacks Black-related issues

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Nick Cannon sits down for his first network interview since his controversial anti-Semitic comments. The "Faith" episode of the six-episode series, explores faith, the Black church, abortion and forgiveness. (March 16)

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- The new ABC series "Soul of a Nation" highlights the Black experience by traveling the country and unpacking issues related to Black people and Black culture.

SHAN WALLACE: Going to the Black church was transformative for me. It was a place where I got to see Black expression.

- In tonight's hour-long episode, actor/producer Nick Cannon sits down with ABC'S Linsey Davis for his first network interview since his controversial anti-Semitic comments last summer.

LINSEY DAVIS: You've made a very clear distinction between an apology versus atonement.

NICK CANNON: Atonement.

LINSEY DAVIS: Are you seeking forgiveness?

NICK CANNON: I'm not seeking forgiveness. I'm seeking for growth. I'm going through the process of atonement for growth. And if someone during that process forgives me, then we have then grown together.

ANTHONY HAMILTON: There was no ill intent. He was speaking truth and facts. And sometimes when people of power give the truth, they get offended. And to take his show is, I think, a bit much. It's just a power struggle. He'll forever be OK. And he's still one of us. Nick Cannon's a-- he's a good dude. You know, everybody knows that. He's a good dude. And, you know, sometimes people can't take the truth so you have to be careful of who you, you know, speak the truth to.

- The "Faith" episode airs on Tuesday, March 16th on ABC News.

HEBER BROWN III: And the Black church is still here.