CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – October 25, 2018 – WTCI will debut the season premiere of The A List with Alison Lebovitz on Thursday, October 25 at 8:30 PM. This premiere broadcast will feature ocean conservationist aquanaut Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the famed Jacques Cousteau. 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.
The tenth season will feature conversations with illustrious guests, including Gary Vaynerchuk, Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, local business icon Mitch Patel and a design justice leader helping to inspire equity in the built environment. Paul Grove, President and CEO of WTCI, says “Alison hasa distinctive interview style that has offered Tennessee Valley viewers intimate conversations with leading figures in politics, media entertainment and sports. We are honored to bring you this landmark tenth season.”
This summer audiences enjoyed a special one-hour live celebration of this broadcast milestone with a live pledge event featuring Alison and her producer, Emily Compton, with clips of episodes from throughout the season’s decade-long run. Featuring guests like Ken Burns, Pat Summitt, June Scobee Rodgers, Bob Dorough, Gwen Ifill, Matisyahu, Rebecca Eaton, Ben Vereen, Wayne White, Sheila E and more, this special broadcast event engaged audiences with a lively conversation and wonderful, behind-the-scene memories. Donors now have the opportunity to support The A List and PBS programming in the Tennessee Valley with The A List mugs and special program-related experiences.
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 Jaye Brewer at jbrewer@wtciTV.org. For scheduling, programming and membership information, visit the station online at wtciTV.org.