PBS and PBS NewsHour Announce Intimate Series with New York Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan

ARLINGTON, VA ( Updated September 14, 2020) —The anticipated premiere of “Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan” will air on PBS stations nationwide on Monday, October 5, 2020, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). The candid and heartfelt interview series will be hosted by four-time New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan.

The series will feature intimate, one-on-one conversations with notable guests including acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson; late-night host, actor and writer James Corden; and actress and entrepreneur Jennifer Garner. Stevenson addresses how the truth will lead to racial reconciliation; Corden shares why he thinks America is her “teenage years,” and Garner tells Corrigan how she inspires others to find their true passions.

A signature segment of the program is Corrigan’s idea to ask her guests for a “Plus Two” — two individuals they personally or professionally know, admire and respect. Through these additional interviews, viewers will see each guest in a new light and how we can use our shared experiences to make a difference.

“What I most look forward to exploring in ‘Tell Me More’ is the deep, undeniable connection we share with one another, which is not always as apparent and palpable as it could be,” said Kelly Corrigan. “With more empathy and less judgment, we’re bound to be better versions of ourselves, individually and collectively.”

“At PBS, it is our goal to present content that inspires, educates and entertains. “TELL ME MORE with Kelly Corrigan” does just that. This series brings together a wide array of guests and touches on topics that truly matter in today’s climate. We are thrilled to welcome Kelly to our network and look forward to presenting these insightful conversations to our viewers,” said Perry Simon, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming.

“In this era of COVID-19, we all have been forced to think hard about what is most important in our lives,” said James Blue, Executive-in-Charge of PBS NEWSHOUR’s special programming. “Kelly Corrigan brings compassion to everything she does, and I can think of no one better to engage with her various guests on their foundational values. While social distancing is the order of the day, this program will illustrate our common need for connection.”

This October, Corrigan is also launching “Kelly Corrigan Wonders,” a weekly podcast with PRX and KQED.

In addition to broadcasting on PBS stations, the program will stream at pbs.org/newshour and pbs.org; and on the PBS Video App (available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Smart TVs).

Second Peninsula’s Steve Goldbloom (Brief But Spectacular) and Melissa Williams co-executive produce “TELL ME MORE with Kelly Corrigan,” in partnership with PBS NewsHour executive producer Sara Just and executive-in-charge of production James Blue. Goldbloom directed “TELL ME MORE with Kelly Corrigan.”

“TELL ME MORE with Kelly Corrigan” received support from PBS.

About Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place, Lift, Glitter and Glue, and most recently, Tell Me More. A contributor to The New York Times and O Magazine, Corrigan will publish her first children’s book Hello World in April 2021 and is finishing a manuscript about the last three weeks of her father’s life called You Can Go. Corrigan also launched and hosted Notes & Words, an annual benefit concert that has raised over $12 million for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband, Edward Lichty, and her daughters, Georgia and Claire.

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