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About the 2009 Characters Unite National Town Hall
America is at a critical crossroads in its history — economically, politically and culturally. With so much at stake and so many complex social issues being debated today, the Town Hall brought together a panel of esteemed leaders in key sectors to explore how America's increasingly diverse population can heal its divisions and emerge stronger and more united. The event was inspired by USA Network's community affairs program, Characters Unite, which focuses on combating prejudice and promoting tolerance, as well as the Tom Brokaw documentary, American Character Along Highway 50, which premiered in January 2010 on USA.