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Anchor docuseries Model America to look at racially motivated shooting for MSNBC

Model America includes interviews with the family of Phillip Pannel

News-focused US network MSNBC has picked up Model America, a four-part docuseries exploring the aftermath of a racially motivated shooting in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1990.

Produced by US-based prodco Anchor Entertainment in association with Psycho Films and NBC News Studios, the series features interviews with the family of Phillip Pannel, who was 16 when he was shot and killed. The police officer who shot Pannel was later charged with manslaughter but acquitted.

The docuseries, co-directed by Michelle Major and Dani Goffstein, will premiere on the NBCUniversal-owned network on Sunday September 18.

Ethan Goldman and Keayr Braxton serve as executive producers for Anchor Entertainment, while Sam Canter, Eric Cook, Joe Weil and Dani Goffstein are executive producers for Psycho Films.

Other exec producers include Amanda Spain and Rashida Jones for MSNBC Films and Elizabeth Fischer, Andy Berg, Liz Cole and Noah Oppenheim for NBC News, in addition to Tyger Williams.

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