CBS will honor the enduring legacy of Earn. John Lewis and his mission of getting into “ultimate effort” with “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero.” The primetime special will feature uncommon musical performances, newsmaker interviews, inspirational conversations and more, to make a selection up an ultimate time a life that modified the country.
The one-hour special, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Gayle King and Brad Pitt, will air on Tuesday, August 4 at 10 p.m ET/PT. on the CBS Tv Network.
The special can even be telecast at a later date on ViacomCBS brands BET, MTV and Smithsonian, to boot to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
A Jesse Collins Entertainment manufacturing in partnership with CBS Entertainment and CBS News, the special will determine viewers on a scurry into Lewis’ great life, his work and the foundations that guided him: wisdom, braveness, vitality, faith and inspiration. Mixing noteworthy reporting, uncommon music performances and interviews that pick up an ultimate time and honor Lewis’ many contributions to the country, the special will feature uncommon pairings and performances by Yolanda Adams, Jon Batiste, Common, Jennifer Hudson, John Memoir, Trevor Noah, Billy Porter and Wynonna.
“John Lewis was once an unheard of man,” Winfrey acknowledged. “A particular person of enormous imaginative and prescient who lived a life with the reason of creating sure The United States lived out its ideals.”
“Here’s a celebration of the ‘boy from Troy,'” acknowledged Perry. “A forefather of the civil rights movement, who would reside to seem his contributions for equality lead to witnessing the swearing in of the most main Sunless United States president.”
“His commitment to the region off was once unwavering, his sacrifices immeasurable,” acknowledged King. “And he must with no waste in sight be remembered in the ‘pantheon of patriots.'”
Susan Zirinsky, president and senior government producer of CBS News, acknowledged “Congressman Lewis was once one in all the most famed and forceful voices for alternate in this country. Shedding that mumble now could maybe well be so noteworthy as the country confronts structural racism. Nonetheless John Lewis gave us the need and how to continue his work.”
“This special reminds us the scurry could maybe maybe now not be easy, and there could be now not any turning again.”
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“Representative John Lewis exemplifies a civil rights leader who by no intention gave up and served as an inspiration to just a few generations of Americans,” acknowledged Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “This special will pick up an ultimate time with provocative phrases and heartfelt music the many contributions of a man who lived his life selflessly and could maybe maybe continually be remembered as a beacon of braveness, honor and hope.”
Lewis, a civil rights icon who helped prepare the 1963 march on Washington, D.C., and served in Congress for a long time, died July 17 after a fight with pancreatic most cancers on the age of 80. The utilize of CBS News’ deep archive and contemporary interviews, the special tells the scurry of Lewis’ unheard of life by the foundations that guided him. The special will explore Lewis’ life sooner than the civil rights movement, his work alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his efforts to fight against bullies and bigots, his unmatched work in Congress and his devotion to faith.
Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a paunchy-carrier tv and movie manufacturing company and has accomplished an integral perform in producing pretty just a few tv’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. JCE has a multi-year total agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical movie aspect, the corporate also has a indispensable look on JCE’s movie pattern projects, which could maybe well embrace ViacomCBS’ movie entities comparable to Paramount Players.
“John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero” is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment in affiliation with CBS News. Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Susan Zirinsky, Jack Sussman and Kim Godwin are government producers. For CBS News, Alvin Patrick, Judy Tygard and Mitch Weitzner are government producers.
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