ABC News to Premiere MEGHAN’S NEW LIFE: THE REAL PRINCESS DIARIES
ABC News takes an up-close look at Meghan Markle’s royal beginnings as the Duchess of Sussex in a prime-time special “Meghan’s New Life: The Real Princess Diaries.” Exploring how Meghan has been adjusting in the first weeks and months after her wedding, the one-hour special on her new life, new role and new family airs THURSDAY, NOV. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
When biracial American actress Meghan Markle married Prince HARRY nearly six months ago, it signaled to the world a new chapter for the monarchy. Now pregnant with her very first child and having completed her first international tour with her prince, the Duchess is officially on the world stage, where every move matters. “Meghan’s New Life: The Real Princess Diaries” will examine the new family dynamics, how Princess Diana’s daughters-in-law are honoring her legacy, Meghan’s blossoming relationship with the Queen, her humanitarian work, and how she will navigate her pregnancy and raise a royal child in the spotlight.
“Meghan Markle’s new life as the Duchess of Sussex is being followed closely with such hope and enthusiasm by millions who have been swept up in what seems a fairy tale story come to life,” says executive producer Jeanmarie Condon. “This will be a fun and uplifting, but also realistic portrait of how her life has changed in the months since her emotional wedding day. We will look at her new role, her new life inside and outside the palace, and how things will change again when she and Prince HARRY become parents to their first child, the newest addition to the royal family.”
Alastair Bruce, who helped the Duchess of Sussex design her new coat of arms, will provide authentic insights into what Meghan’s role is now, who is supporting her, what she must leave behind and what her new family will expect of her. He will lead a lineup of some of the most insightful and experienced royal commentators today from former palace insiders and historians to contemporaries of the young royals and longtime observers of the royal family.
Appearing in the special are (listed alphabetically by first name) the following:
Alastair Bruce, ABC News royalty consultant and Officer of Arms to the Queen
André Leon Talley, fashion curator and former Editor-at-Large, Vogue
Andrew Morton, author of “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess”
Daisy Goodwin, creator, “Victoria”
Deborah Roberts, ABC News correspondent
Dr. Salamishah Tillet, African-American studies, Rutgers University-Newark
Duncan Larcombe, author of “Prince Harry: The Inside Story”
Emily Nash, royal editor, HELLO!
Imogen Lloyd Webber, ABC News royal consultant
James Longman, ABC News foreign correspondent
Kaitlin Menza, co-host, “Royally Obsessed” podcast
Lisa Ryan, co-host, “Royally Obsessed” podcast
Michelle Ruiz, contributor, Vanity Fair
Omid Scobie, host, “On Heir” podcast
Roya Nikkhah, royal correspondent, The Sunday Times
Touré, cultural commentator
Victoria Arbiter, commentator and former resident of Kensington Palace
Victoria Murphy, royal contributor, “Good Morning America”
“Meghan’s New Life: The Real Princess Diaries” is executive produced by Jeanmarie Condon for ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions.
PRESENTS “AT THE TONYS
WITH IMOGEN LLOYD WEBBER”
SET TO AIR TONY SUNDAY!
THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM WILL AIR ON CBS TELEVISION STATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
SPECIAL WILL INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO “HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD,” “THE BAND’S VISIT,” “FROZEN,” “MEAN GIRLS,” AND MORE
(New York, NY – June 7, 2018) Broadway.com is joining CBS Television Stations once again this year for the Emmy Award-winning Broadway.com Presents “At The Tonys With Imogen Lloyd Webber,” the pre-Tony Awards TV special that will air across the country this weekend, in advance of the Tony Awards telecast. The program is set to air at 11:30am on WCBS-TV in New York City (just after CBS Face The Nation), and on CBS stations across the United States beginning Friday and through the weekend. Emmy Award winner Imogen Lloyd Webber returns this year to host and give viewers an intimate look at this season’s Tony nominees.
“This has been a wonderful year on Broadway, both artistically and commercially,” said John Gore, Owner and CEO of the John Gore Organization. “The Tony Awards represent a year’s worth of hard work on Broadway, and we are thrilled to partner with CBS Television Stations to give viewers and theater fans across the country the special behind-the-scenes access that Broadway.com offers year-round.”
Last year, Broadway.com Presents “At The Tonys With Imogen Lloyd Webber” won a New York Emmy Award for special event coverage.
“I’m grateful to the Broadway.com team for once again asking me to host this special. It’s been a simply magical—or one might even say ‘fetch’ year—for Broadway,” said Imogen Lloyd Webber. “Hopefully, viewers will forgive the un-journalistic tear in my eye when I report on Dad’s Lifetime Achievement Tony Award—the whole family is so very proud of him.”
The half-hour special will bring the Tony Award-nominated productions for Best Musical, Best Play, Best Musical Revival and Best Play Revival to center stage. Imogen Lloyd Webber will host exclusive interviews with Robert Lopez, Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Taylor Louderman, Glenda Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk, Ethan Slater, and Noma Dumezweni. Expect to see favorites from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Band’s Visit, Mean Girls, Three Tall Women, Frozen, and many more.
Broadway.com Presents “At The Tonys with Imogen Lloyd Webber” broadcast schedule (with additional listings to be announced):
|Market||Station||Scheduled Broadcast||Time Zone|
|Albuquerque-Santa Fe (Durango/Roswell)||KRQE||6/9/18 @ 12pm MT||MT|
|Alexandria, LA||NALB||6/9 1130am||CT|
|Alpena, MI||WBKB||June 9, 2018 @ 2:30PM and June 10,2018 @ 6:00PM||ET|
|Billings, MT||KTVQ||June 10th 4:30-5pm||MT|
|Biloxi-Gulfport, MS||ELOX||June 10, 1230pm||CT|
|Boston (Manchester)||WBZ||Saturday June 9th at 2:30pm||ET|
|Butte-Bozeman||KXLF||Sunday June 10th at 4:30pm MT||MT|
|Charleston, SC||WCSC||Saturday June 9 @ 2PM EST||ET|
|Charleston-Huntington||WOWK||Saturday June 9, 2018 at 2:30pm||ET|
|Chicago||WBBM||Sunday, 6/10/18 at 12:30pm||CT|
|Clarksburg-Weston||WDTV||Sunday June 10th at 12n||ET|
|Colorado Springs-Pueblo||KKTV||Sunday June 10 at 10:30 am||MT|
|Columbus-Tupelo-W Pnt-Hstn||WCBI||Saturday 6/9 at 1 pm||CT|
|Dayton, OH||WHIO||Saturday Jun 9th, 2018 at 12:30pm.||ET|
|Denver, CO||KCNC||Saturday 6/9/18 1230-1PM||MT|
|Detroit, MI||WWJ||Sunday, June 10 @ 1200||ET|
|Duluth-Superior (Chisholm)||NBJR||6/9/18 at 12:30pm CT
6/10/18 at 5:00pm CT
|Elmira (Corning)||EENY||Sunday 6/10 from 6pm-6:30pm EST||ET|
|Erie, PA||WSEE||Sunday 6/10 1:30pm-2pm EST||ET|
|Eureka, CA||KVIQ-LD||Saturday, June 9 12p-8p TBD||PT|
|Gainesville, FL||WGFL||6/10/18 from 6-6:30pm ET||ET|
|Great Falls, MT||KRTV||Sunday June 10th at 4:30pm MT||MT|
|Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem||WFMY||June 9th Saturday at 1:35am||ET|
|Greenvll-Spart-Ashvll-And||WSPA||6/10/18 at 12:30pm||ET|
|Greenwood-Greenville||WXVT-LD||6/10 @ 12P||CT|
|Huntsville-Decatur (Flor)||WHNT||Saturday, June 9; 6:30-7p CST||CT|
|Idaho Falls-Pocatllo(Jcksn)||KIDK||6/9 1030a
|Jackson, TN||GBBJ||Sat June 9 1:00pm||CT|
|Jacksonville, FL||WJAX||6/9 at 7:30pm||ET|
|Jonesboro, AR||NJNB||6/10/18 12:30pm||CT|
|Lafayette, IN||WLFI||Sunday, June 10, 2018. 8pm-11pm||ET|
|Lafayette, LA||KLFY||Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 1230pm||CT|
|Lexington, KY (Hazard)||WKYT||June 10th at 12p & 5:30p||ET|
|Los Angeles, CA||KCBS||Sun 6/10/18 4:30p||PT|
|Lubbock, TX||KLBK||Sunday, 6/10 at 12:30p||CT|
|Macon, GA||WMAZ||Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m.||ET|
|Meridian, MS||WMDN||6/10/18 5pm||CT|
|Miami-Ft. Lauderdale||WFOR||Sunday, 6/10 12:20pm||ET|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul (Alexandria/Walker)||WCCO||Thu 6/7 307-337am||CT|
|Monterey-Salinas||KION||6/9 at 230a||PT|
|Nashville, TN||WTVF||Saturday, June 9th 6:30-7 PM||CT|
|New York, NY||WCBS||sunday june 10 at 8:30am||ET|
|Omaha, NE||KMTV||June 9 @ 6:30 pm||CT|
|Palm Springs, CA||NESQ||6/10 430PM||PT|
|Peoria-Bloomington||WMBD||6/10 @ 11am||CT|
|Philadelphia, PA||KYW||two runs – Saturday 6/9 @ 430am and Saturday 6/9 @ 7:30pm||ET|
|Pittsburgh, PA||KDKA||SA, 6/09/2018 at 7:30PM||ET|
|Portland-Auburn||WGME||Sat 6/9 at 7pm||ET|
|Sacramento-Stkton-Modesto||KOVR||Saturday, 6/9 4:30pm||PT|
|San Francisco-Oak-San Jose||KPIX||Saturday June 9 @ 7PM PDT and Sunday June 10 @ 4:30PM PDT.||PT|
|Springfield, MO||KOLR||6/9/18, 5pm||CT|
|Topeka, KS||WIBW||6/10/18 12:30pm CDT||CT|
|Tucson (Sierra Vista)||KOLD||Saturday 6/9 11:30a-12p||MT|
|Utica, NY||EKTV||6/9 1pm, 6/9 2:30PM, 6/10 8:30am, 6/10 12:00pm, 6/10 1:30pm||ET|
|West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce||WPEC||June 10th at 1:30PM||ET|
|Wheeling-Steubenville||WTRF||June 10, 2018 @ 130p-2p.||ET|
|Yuma-El Centro||KSWT||Sunday June 10th at 4:00pm-4:30pm||MT|
For more information, visit www.johngore.com.
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About The John Gore Organization:
The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 11-time Tony Award winning producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 44 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.
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My recent piece for the New York Observer is here.
Where I talk about THE INTELLIGENT CONVERSATIONALIST and more!
A born and bred Brit, I admit that I have a limited understanding of the UK’s immigration process – I’ve never needed to know the specifics. Since moving to America, I’ve realised that unsurprisingly many Americans have similar knowledge gaps about their own system. Fellow “pundits” on cable TV news shows have asked me for mini tutorials about the topic. Many of the lovely people who bother to follow me on Twitter thought that when I received my Green Card it meant I’d become an American citizen. With the Boston suspects today, the way in which foreigners can settle in the US is once again front and centre of what I’ve discovered is a conversation that too easily confuses.
So back to basics. Although the US immigration process is incredibly complex, for foreigners who relocate to the Land of the Free, it essentially involves three stages and they progress through each one in turn.
The first step is the Nonimmigrant visa. There’s a variety of these – from the student to a diverse range of work visas. As we keep hearing, there are flaws in the system. The Obama administration recently announced that the quota for this year’s H1B visa, the temporary work permit for skilled foreign workers, had been filled within five days. Meanwhile, there are around 11 million people in the US who don’t have a valid visa at all.
Once you’ve been in the US on a non-immigrant visa for usually at least three years, there is a possibility that you qualify to become a Legal Permanent Resident, i.e. can apply for a Green Card. Again, there are a number of different types. The process to get one is expensive and thorough – mine included a medical examination and in-person interviews, along with submitting a portfolio of my work that ran to several hundred pages. It’s worth noting that once you become a Legal Permanent Resident, the IRS has its hooks in you forever, although you can’t vote. Taxation without representation indeed.
Finally, after at least five years of living in the US with a Green Card, you can apply for the privilege of American citizenship, whereupon you can vote if you so choose.
The US immigration process is rigorous and lengthy – as it should be. It is of great credit to America when the shortcomings of the system are acknowledged and attempts made to address them. Too many highly skilled workers, people whom the IRS would benefit greatly from having on their books for the rest of their lives, struggle just to get US work visas, let alone manage to upgrade them to Green Cards.
As for the 11 million people living in America without the correct paperwork? If they were brought here as children, it seems morally right that they should be eligible for a path to citizenship. Perhaps the endless debate swirling around what is fair to those who arrived as adults suggests it would be far less emotive to give them a path to legal permanent residency and stop it there. For although to live in America is a long and difficult journey, it is an honour that around one million people legally manage to embark on and succeed in every year.
Just written some thoughts on Thatcher for The Huffington Post:
Just written a rant for The Huffington Post on (the lack of) modern manners: