11/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Forest Whitaker's Sundance Channel Series About Newark Reform Efforts Premiers Today

The first screening of "Brick City," chronicling reform efforts in Newark, will be held at Newark's Symphony Hall at 5pm today. The series' five, one-hour episodes tell Newark's story from the perspectives of Mayor Cory Booker, the city's police director, and former Newark gang members. Executive produced by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker, the series is scheduled to air on the Sundance Channel beginning next Monday. For more details, including a video about the series from MSNBC, see the full story on