Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.
Here are 10 standout live videos:
1. BUZZFEED NEWS live streamed a man’s release from prison after being framed for a double murder 23 years ago.
2. The CHICAGO CUBS went live as reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant took batting practice in downtown Chicago and launched balls into the Chicago River.
3. KTLA 5 NEWS and many other local outlets shared live updates on Facebook after a shooting in San Bernardino.
4. LEA MICHELLE went live with former Glee co-star, Darren Criss, to discuss upcoming projects.
5. The funeral service for rock ‘n’ roll icon Chuck Berry in his hometown of St. Louis was live streamed by NBC NEWS.
6. The NBA is broadcasting postgame press conferences via Facebook Live during the playoffs, including after Game 1 of the Warriors-Blazers first-round series.
7. Freeform’s PRETTY LITTLE LIARS went live from FBMC to answer fan questions and talk about the final season ahead of the premiere.
8. BLAKE SHELTON went live following his surprise performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
9. JOHN MAYER hosted a fan Q&A on live to answer questions about his new album “The Search For Everything.”
10. The OAKLAND ATHLETICS went live as team president Dave Kaval announced that the club is removing the tarps from the upper deck of the Oakland Coliseum and making those seats available for the remainder of the season.