The event will feature coronavirus task force members Dr. Deborah Birx and Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, and it will be moderated by Martha MacCallum of The Story.
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The event will originate from Fox News headquarters in New York, with guests appearing remotely and a “virtual audience.” Facebook shipped each audience member a “smart video” portal device to allow them to participate, with plans to ask experts questions about the pandemic. The device includes improved picture and sound.
Fox News hosted a town hall on March 24 with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and members of the task force at the White House. Bill Hemmer was co-moderator at the White House, with Harris Faulkner in New York.
The sponsors of the event also are making a joint donation of $1 million to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
The cable news networks have hosted a number of town halls during the coronavirus crisis. CNN has hosted a number of coronavirus town halls — the most recent being an event on Friday with Joe Biden — while broadcast networks have featured primetime specials. The networks also have covered, in varying degrees, the daily coronavirus press briefings at the White House.
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