VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Queen Latifah Hosts CBS Special TEACH
Academy Award ® Nominee and Grammy® Award Winner 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 sneak peek below!
Network stars Jon Cryer (TWO AND A HALF MEN), Anna Faris (MOM), Allison Janney (MOM) and Jerry O'Connell (WE ARE MEN), and Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("HitRECord on TV!," "Don Jon") and Rashida Jones ("The Awesomes," "Parks and Recreation") will appear on the broadcast, joining previously announced host and narrator Queen Latifah.
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.
TEACH offers 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.
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