ABC 7 in New York Announces Friday Premiere of Original Documentary “Set The Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case”

ABC owned TV Station ABC 7 in New York has announced the exclusive stream-only premiere of their original documentary, Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case, on Friday, April 16th. The documentary will later broadcast on ABC Owned Television Stations before coming to Hulu later in the month.

Via ABC7/WABC-TV New York

Via ABC7/WABC-TV New York

What’s Happening:

  • ABC 7/WABC-TV New York, will share with viewers never-before-seen footage and details surrounding the death of hip-hop legend and member of Run-DMC, Jason “Jam Master Jay’ Mizell.
  • A new exclusive stream-only premiere of Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case debuts on Friday, April 16th, followed by a premiere on Hulu on April 20th.  

  • Viewers can stream the premiere on ABC Owned Television Stations’ 32 connected TV Apps on streaming platforms:
    • Fire TV
    • Android TV
    • Apple TV
    • Roku
  • The special will premiere locally for New Yorkers on Channel ABC7/WABC-TV New York on Saturday, April 17 (7:00 pm EDT).
  • The WABC-produced special will also air across ABC Owned Television Stations’ linear channels in the markets of:
    • Los Angeles
    • Chicago
    • Philadelphia
    • Houston
    • San Francisco
    • Raleigh-Durham
    • Fresno

About the Special:  

  • ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Darla Miles examines the legacy of the hip-hop icon and the investigation into his death that went unsolved for 18 years.
  • Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case features unique interviews with Jam Master Jay’s protégé, Fredro Starr of Onyx; music industry expert Rocky Bucano, executive director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum; and veteran music writer Keith Murphy.
  • Music industry legends former Def Jam Recordings President Bill Stephney and trailblazing female rapper Roxanne Shanté share dynamic stories about Jam Master Jay and his role in the hip-hop renaissance that took place in the ‘80s.
  • There are numerous impassioned stories from industry experts, family members and childhood friends sharing stories and insight into the life and last days of hip-hop’s legend.  
  • The documentary also features original music from Charles Mack, an Oscar-nominated composer.

Creative Team:


Editor’s Note:

All linear times reflect when the documentary will air in each ABC-owned market.




Saturday, April 17

7:00 pm EDT

WABC-TV New York

Saturday, April 17

11:30 pm CDT

KTRK-TV Houston

Saturday, April 24

2:00 pm EDT

WPVI-TV Philadelphia

Saturday, April 24

4:00 pm CDT

WLS-TV Chicago

Saturday, April 24

5:00 pm EDT

WTVD-TV Raleigh Durham

Saturday, April 24

8:30 pm PDT

KGO-TV San Francisco

Saturday, April 24

9:00 pm PDT

KABC-TV Los Angeles

Saturday, April 24

10:00 pm PDT

KFSN-TV Fresno

Saturday, April 24

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