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The Live Blog: November 16, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

 1. Christiane Amanpour went live to take viewer questions about the global implications of the U.S. election.


2. Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay sat down with Common to answer fan questions and about the Netflix documentary 13th.


3. Kevin Hart invited two fans to join his Facebook Live broadcast during a Toys “R” Us shopping trip with his kids.


4. Walt Disney Studios released the first full trailer for the upcoming live action film, Beauty and the Beast, through a Facebook Live watch-along followed by a Q&A with the cast and director.


5. The World Surf League used Facebook Live to broadcast its first annual “Pups and Pros,” a segment in which professional surfers play with puppies to raise awareness for the Best Friends Animal Society and the NKLA Pet Adoption Center.


6. BuzzFeed went live with a countdown to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.


7. ABC News David Muir interviewed the ABC reporters who were assigned to cover the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns every step of the way during the historic election.


8. The Atlantic 10 Conference is broadcasting a package of regular season college basketball games via Facebook Live this season, starting with Duquesne‘s 60-55 season-opening win over Loyola University Maryland.


9. Refinery29 went live with a video of its staff members’ reacting to Hillary Clinton‘s concession speech.


10. U.S. Soccer went live for an episode of #PlayersCut, as former players Jeff Agoos and Josh Wolff relived the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2001 World Cup Qualifying win over Mexico.