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KET’s Great Conversations features Casey Gerald and Van Jones


KET’s Great Conversations features Casey Gerald and Van Jones

For Release: 11/16/18 10:30 AM

KET’s next Great Conversations features a frank, one-on-one dialogue about race relations, coming of age and the pursuit of the American Dream.

Author Casey Gerald – the man behind a viral Harvard Business School commencement address and a popular TED Talk, “The Gospel of Doubt,” which has been viewed more than 1.9 million times – talks with CNN contributor Van Jones about his recently released memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here. The program airs Monday, Dec. 3 at 10/9 pm on KET and Monday, Dec. 10 at 10/9 pm on KET2.

Hailed by Booklist for its “richly layered writing on poverty, progress, race, belief, and the actual American Dream,” Gerald’s book details his rags-to-riches journey from his youth growing up in poverty in inner city Dallas to his studies at Yale (via a football scholarship) and on to Harvard Business School, Wall Street, Washington and beyond.

While the book charts Gerald’s personal path and experiences growing up poor, gifted and gay, it also serves as a broader look at class and race relations in America.

“Gerald writes a powerful commentary on race in America simply by telling his life story,” says Entertainment Weekly.

Great Conversations “Casey Gerald and Van Jones” is a KET production. Producer-director is Gary Pahler, and executive producer is Teresa Day. Great Conversations is recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum, which is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum and sponsored by the University of Louisville, in partnership with Brown-Forman, The Humana Foundation and the James Graham Brown Foundation.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications