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Actor Leslie Jordan

WTCI will launch the 11th season of “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” on Thursday, October 24th at 8:30 PM. This exciting, all-new episode will feature a lively interview with Chattanooga native, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate and Emmy Award-winning actor Leslie Jordan.

Other guests featured in this season include James Beard Award-winning author Michael Twitty and musician and Moon River Festival founder Drew Holcomb. Celebrating its 11th season, “The A List” has invited audiences into conversations with guests like Ken Burns, Pat Summitt, June Scobee Rodgers, Bob Dorough, Gwen Ifill, Matisyahu, Rebecca Eaton, Ben Vereen, Wayne White, Sheila E and more. Host Alison Lebovitz is known for connecting with audiences of all sizes and is an author, community advocate and highly sought after corporate speaker. This season Alison will invite Tennessee Valley viewers into intimate conversations with leading figures in activism, media entertainment and behavioral sciences.

Bryan Fuqua, Interim President and CEO of WTCI, says “The A List introduces audiences in the Tennessee Valley to fascinating people each year and we are thrilled to begin this season with an interview with Chattanooga native Leslie Jordan. The energy between Alison and Leslie is going to captivate families everywhere!” Viewers can enjoy an encore of the broadcast on Sunday, October 27th at 10 AM or stream it online at

Sponsored by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, this compelling series introduces audiences in the Tennessee Valley to fascinating figures from the region and beyond, serving the community by elevating civil discourse through engaging dialogue.

WTCI, the Tennessee Valley's community PBS station, reaches a 35-county region and serves over 440,000 households with programming, events and educational outreach that educate, engage and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration. Business owners and individuals interested in underwriting opportunities for “The A List” or other local and national PBS programs are encouraged to contact Andy Santoro at For scheduling, programming and membership information, visit the station online at