Flashpoint 8/16/20: Kamala Harris picked as Joe Biden’s running mate ahead of Democratic National Convention

Watch Flashpoint every Sunday at 10 a.m. on Local 4 News

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – As schools continue to scramble to reopen, the coronavirus pandemic knocks out college football, a staple of autumn in Michigan.

On Sunday, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health made an appearance on Flashpoint and discussed the coronavirus pandemic.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has selected US Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris was selected as Democrats prepare for this week’s Democratic National Convention. A roundtable discussion about the Democratic National Convention was held with guests on this week’s episode.

Segment One

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; Portia Roberson, CEO of Focus: HOPE; Bankole Thompson, editor-in-chief of The PuLSE Institute and Jill Alper of Alper Strategies

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 episode of Flashpoint


About the Authors:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.