On this edition of EMExclusives, I recently had a wonderful conversation with the one & only Vanessa Williams as she becomes the first woman and African-American to host the annual A Capitol Fourth which airs this Sunday July 4th at 8:00pm on your local PBS stations!
Williams is no stranger to the concert itself. She has performed at the concert and its sistership, The National Memorial Day Concert for many years. Last year, she served as co-host to ACF alongside John Stamos. We talked about her experiences with the program, her involvement with a new podcast just launched recently and her Independence Day traditions.
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We are getting ready for the annual holiday that pays tribute to the men and women who serve & served in our armed forces. With this in mind, a time-honored tradition in our nation’s capital is the National Memorial Day Concert. For the past thirty-one years, we are not only entertained by wonderful actors and musicians but we get to experience some amazing stories from brave men and women as we remember.
Since 2002, actor Joe Mantegna has been one of the hosts of this spectacular ninety-minute program, which airs this Sunday on PBS. Today, I got to talk to Joe about his involvement with the NMDC.
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In tonight’s edition of THE INTERVUE, I talked to a young actress who has made a name for herself in the world of episodic television with stellar roles on ABC’s Grand Hotel, the CW’s & Roswell, New Mexico. Now, she’s taking the world by storm through her Vegan/Animal Rights activism as she takes on her most challenging role to date on the FX drama Mayans M.C.
Let’s give a warm welcome to actress, vegan and owner of Castby & Penni, Justina Adorno
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Good afternoon my friends. In this edition, we are exploring the final episode of Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe.
Education is the coming of age story of 12-year-old Kingsley, a boy with a fascination for astronauts and rockets. When Kingsley is called to the Headmaster’s office for disruptive behavior in class, he is shocked to discover his transfer to a school for those with “special needs.” Distracted by working two jobs, his parents are unaware of what was an unofficial segregation policy at play, preventing many Black children from having the education they deserve until a group of West Indian women takes matters into their own hands.
This final episode premieres tonight, December 18th on Amazon Prime. In the first part of this two-part interview series, we are talking to the critically acclaimed actress who plays matriarch Agnes Smith. Let’s welcome, Sharlene Whyte!
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Welcome to the latest edition of THE INTERVUE! On today’s episode, let me ask a question. How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution?
In the upcoming three part documentary, A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Douglas H. Ginsburg, explores the foundational document that governs those who govern us – the American Constitution. Hosted by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, a constitutional expert with 30 years of experience on the Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, this thought-provoking, three-hour series looks at past, present, and future struggles for liberty through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. I recently had a amazing conversation with Judge Ginsburg to get a brief lesson of America’s defining document.
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I’m a sucker for the sword and sandals epics and Arthurian Legend so Netflix’s latest YA yarn, Cursed, was right up my ally. The show is based on a book from comic book legend Frank Miller and takes a different take on the Legend of King Arthur. This time we actually find out how the Lady of the Lake came to be. Don’t worry I don’t spoil anything as that’s where our adventure starts off.
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HBOMax has officially green-lit a Batman Television series that’s set in the same universe as Matt Reeve’s upcoming The Batman. The new show will be focused on Gotham City detectives and will presumably show the day to day lives of regular Gotham in a city that’s also occupied by It’s true and I’m not sure how I feel about this. I feel like I’ve seen this show already, oh yeah, it was called Gotham.
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Matt Reeves, whose film The Batman is awaiting the okay to resume filming, will be expanding his Bat-verse with a series for HBO Max.
The series, co-created with Terence Winter (who will be writing the script), will be set in the Gotham City police department.
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The Television Critics Association has announced the nominations for their annual TCA Awards and, surprise, Watchmen is tied for most nominations by a series (with Unbelievable).
HBO leads all networks/streamers with 16 nominations followed by Netflix with 10. FX/FX on Hulu earned seven nods; Hulu and PBS/PBS Kids are tied for fourth with six nominations, and NBC has five. Disney+ scored two noms and Apple TV+ got one.
The complete list of nominations follows.
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One of the great things about this lockdown is all the opportunities the general public get to view a lot of panels and events that you previously had to attend to see. While we won’t be getting Comic Con this year, the folks behind Comic Con are doing Comic-Con@Home events. Warner Brothers virtual slate includes the cast of His Dark Materials (after a slow start S1 grew on me), Lovecraft Country, American dad and more. The only thing I question is why have this now when they are going to have their own Fandome event August 22? Check out the full slate.
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