NEW YORK, NY – (February 18, 2022) – Today, NowThis, the #1 most-viewed News & Politics Digital Publisher across FB, YT and Twitter [Tubular Labs, US Based Digital Publishers, September 2021], and discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service, are premiering a new original limited docuseries and podcast, Uprooted. All episodes of the docuseries are now streaming on discovery+, and you can listen to the companion podcast exclusively on SiriusXM and via the SiriusXM app.
Uprooted tells the story of Keith Warren, who was 19 when, in 1986, his body was found hanging from a tree in Silver Spring, MD. The police ruled it a suicide at the scene, the tree was cut down, his family was not informed for more than six hours, no autopsy was performed and no criminal investigation was ever opened. Keith’s sister, Sherri, has spent the last 35 years investigating her brother's death, fighting systemic injustice at every turn as she seeks answers and tries to get Keith's death certificate revised to reflect the truth. Featuring interviews with Keith Warren’s friends and family as well as both active and retired law enforcement, forensic experts, eyewitnesses and private investigators, the Uprooted series includes never-before-reported support for the probability Keith Warren did not die by suicide.
The accompanying six-part podcast is hosted by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. Listeners can hear from academics, activists, artists, and culture critics like actor and activist Kendrick Sampson, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, activist Linda Sarsour, sociologist Nancy Wang-Yuen, Uprooted director Avril Z. Speaks and more, to dive deeper into inequitable systems that influenced the outcome of Keith’s case and the impact that remains today.
NowThis is the #1 most-viewed News & Politics Digital Publisher across FB, YT and Twitter [Tubular Labs, US Based Digital Publishers, September 2021], and a leading news brand and the one of the most followed overall publishers on TikTok, with over 6.2M followers [Platform Analytics, November 2021]. Our brand mission is to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. Launched in 2012, NowThis has revolutionized how news today is consumed. Our entertaining, inspiring and informative videos receive over 1.4B monthly views [platform analytics, January 2021]. NowThis has won an Academy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Cannes Lions Award. NowThis is part of Group Nine Media, the most-engaging media portfolio in the U.S. [Comscore, July 2021].
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.