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Vanessa Williams Hosts the 2021 A Capitol Fourth

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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Joe Mantegna Gears Up for the 2021 National Memorial Day Concert

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 Step with Mayans M.C.’s Justina Adorno

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Let’s give a warm welcome to actress, vegan and owner of Castby & Penni, Justina Adorno
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Floating Away from Cloud 9 – The Last Farewell of Superstore

In this edition of the INTERVUE, we are saying goodbye to NBC’s Superstore and the people who meet and greet us at the Cloud 9 Superstore. For six amazing seasons on NBC, we were treated to the lives of the men and women of the perfect comedy for the less than perfect times, especially in the last twelve months where essential workers are the true stars of the world.

As we get ready to laugh and cry for the final sixty minutes of tonight’s series finale, I had the chance to talk with the Executive Producers and the amazingly talented cast of this wonderful sitcom!

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The Small Axe: Education Interview Part 1 – Sharlene Whyte

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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Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg’s Constitutional Adventure

 

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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Watchmen & Unbelievable Lead TCA Awards Nominations!

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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We Brought the Apocalypse With Us Trailer: The Umbrella Academy 2!

Some days you could argue that the Umbrella Academy are the world’s strangest superheroes (other days you could go with Doom Patrol).

The new trailer for The Umbrella Academy 2, however, makes a strong case for the group as they thought they’d prevented the end of the world just to discover they’d brought it with them – back to the early 1960s!

The Umbrella Academy 2 premieres on July 31st.

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HULU UNVEILS OUTRAGEOUS & BELOVED NOMINEES FOR THE FIRST EVER ADULT ANIMATION ‘HAHA AWARDS!’

Hulu has created a new award to reward adult animation – the Hilarious Animated Hulu (HAHA)  Awards.

The awards recognize standard categories like Best New Show and Breakout Star of the Year, but also such non-standard awards as Best Fart Joke, Most Awkward Moment and Best Hangover.

The first nominees include shows like Archer, Bob’s Burgers and Solar Opposites. Voting is done by viewers (details below), with the winners being announced on Thursday, July 23rd.

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The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Induction Ceremony Exclusive HBO Special To Honor This Year’s Inductees!

This year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony will be a little bit different in that it will be replaced by an exclusive HBO special detailing the inductees’ ‘stories of their incredible contributions to music and impact on a generation of artists that followed them.’

The special will be produced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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