Photo Flash: First Look - Queen Latifah Hosts CBS Special TEACH
Multi-talented and award-winning performer Queen Latifah will honor teachers when she hosts and narrates TEACH, a new two-hour special that explores America's education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource - teachers, when it premieres Friday, Sept. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Get a first look below!
The special, from Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim ("The First Year," "Waiting for Superman," "An Inconvenient Truth") and Participant Media, captures the essence of what it means to be a teacher through the lens and extensive footage of a year-in-the-life of four public school teachers.
A musician, television and film actress, author, entrepreneur and headliner of her new upcoming Syndicated talk show, Queen Latifah is the proud daughter of a New Jersey public school teacher who fully recognizes the importance of inspiring young minds to strive to become the next generation of great educators.
TEACH will give an intense and emotional illustration of how passion, innovation and a toolbox of learned skills drive these educators as they navigate the ups and downs of the 2012-2013 school year. Viewers will go into the public school district classrooms of: Matt Johnson, a 4th grade teacher at McGlone Elementary, Denver; Shelby Harris, 7th grade math teacher at Kuna Middle School, Kuna, Idaho; Joel Laguna, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at Garfield High, Los Angeles; and Lindsay Chinn, a 9thgrade algebra teacher at MLK Early College, Denver.
TEACH, a film by Davis Guggenheim, is a Participant Media Presentation of a Pivot Original, and a Little Room production. It was co-written with David Wild, executive produced by Jeff Skoll and produced by Lisa Zimble and Shannon Dill.