PBS has announced that they will air a five-part series about the sexual misconduct crisis that is currently in the headlines.
PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said the series will address the burst of attention to the issue and how it can be used to produce “positive and lasting change.”
PBS said the series will include reporting and conversations on topics including how race and class figure into the issue. Studio guests will include men and women from across the country, along with activists, and leaders from media, business and other sectors.
“#METOO, NOW WHAT? will offer a much-needed space for honest conversation around this issue,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “This series will provide context and perspective from a wide range of voices, with the goal of moving towards healing and understanding.”
The Me Too unity movement was triggered by allegations of sexual misconduct against prominent men in Hollywood including Harvey Weinstein.
“#MeToo, Now What?” will be hosted by Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization. The debut date is Feb. 2.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.