In this conversation PBS strives to focus less on the current protests taking place and rather try to make sense of the things that led the black lives matter movement to this tipping point. Through this program special they work to assist their viewers in gaining a bigger-picture view of this particular movement
"This PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill, will explore the many issues brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. The program was recorded before an audience on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis."