Dateline NBC 8/5/22 “What Happened to Anton Black?” Summary & New Tonight? August 5 2022
Tonight (Friday August 5 2022), NBC broadcasts an episode of the series “Dateline” titled “What Happened to Anton Black?“.
We’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know about tonight’s episode, including if it’s new, the time, cast, how to watch and all the episode details!
- 1 Dateline NBC “What Happened to Anton Black?” 8/5/22 Episode Summary
- 2 Is Tonight’s Episode New or a Repeat?
- 3 What Time is Dateline’s What Happened to Anton Black? Episode On?
- 4 Dateline “What Happened to Anton Black?” Episode Video Preview
- 5 Watch Tonight’s “What Happened to Anton Black?” Episode Online
- 6 Dateline NBC Series Information
Dateline NBC “What Happened to Anton Black?” 8/5/22 Episode Summary
On Friday’s all-new Dateline NBC at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, anchor Lester Holt will report on Anton Black, a 19-year-old Black man who died in 2018 while being taken into police custody in Maryland. The one-hour special, entitled What Happened to Anton Black?, investigates the warning signs the town of Greensboro, Maryland received about Thomas Webster, the officer who initially chased Black after receiving a 911 call that Black had been dragging another boy down the street, unaware that the two boys had known each other for years.
During the broadcast, Anton’s parents and sister open up about his death, which occurred after Webster, two additional police officers and a bystander restrained him on his front porch. Anton’s father tells Holt that Anton didn’t “attack” anyone or “rob a bank,” explaining, “He’s at his mother’s doorstep. All he wanted to do was go home. He’s home and you don’t get off of him? That’s not right.”
Holt also interviews Jason Johnson, the president of The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. Johnson tells Holt that Black’s death was a tragedy, but he didn’t “see any indication of malice” after watching the bodycam footage, adding that he thought it met “the professional standard.” When pressed, Johnson also told Holt, “I could tell you with some degree of certainty that Thomas Webster should not have been a Greensboro police officer at all.”
No charges were filed against Webster, and Black’s death was ruled accidental.
Additionally, What Happened to Anton Black? spotlights the parallels between the death of Black and the death of George Floyd, including that the same chief medical examiner reviewed both cases. Like Floyd, Black’s case galvanized a community seeking justice and touched many of the fault lines in the heated debate about policing in America.
What Happened to Anton Black? is produced by Dateline producers Chetna Joshi and Lynn Keller, supervising producer Dan Slepian and senior producers Joe Delmonico and Paul Ryan. David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Liz Cole is the executive producer.
Is Tonight’s Episode New or a Repeat?
Tonight’s “What Happened to Anton Black?” episode of “Dateline NBC” is all new!
What Time is Dateline’s What Happened to Anton Black? Episode On?
Tonight’s “What Happened to Anton Black?” episode will be broadcast on NBC at 10:00PM ET.
Dateline “What Happened to Anton Black?” Episode Video Preview
Watch Tonight’s “What Happened to Anton Black?” Episode Online
Dateline NBC Series Information
Dateline is NBC’s signature newsmagazine, bringing viewers storytelling at its best. Our stories range from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. When major news breaks, we go to the scene, putting the pieces together to bring you the full picture. And in every story we tell, we help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with you. On the air since 1992, Dateline is the longest-running prime-time program on NBC. Our work has been honored time and again with broadcast journalism’s highest awards. Lester Holt is the principal anchor, joined by correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.