TELL ME MORE with Kelly Corrigan is a PBS multimedia series designed for maximum public engagement around the relationship between character and human flourishing and ways we might create a better lived experience for ourselves and others. The overarching question TELL ME MORE will pose is: What is and what can be the human experience? This question is especially relevant now, as the voices of strong ideology often drown out those that allow for curiosity and questioning. It is often difficult in the current climate to admit that there is much that we don’t know, that is OK to question our beliefs and explore other viewpoints.
The media often puts societal divisions at the forefront, celebrating division over unity or commonality. As a counterpoint to this narrative, Kelly Corrigan will interview some of our country’s greatest thinkers to reveal what needs, hopes, flaws, inclinations and habits we have in common as humans, what unites us, rather than divides us, and get down to some productive wondering together. If this is what is true for so many of us, what then can we do to make a more just, compassionate or fair world? How can we reset ourselves in a posture of intellectual humility such that we can discover together our untapped potential to collaborate for good?
This project includes ten 30-minute broadcast shows scheduled to air in spring 2022 on PBS and streaming in perpetuity as well as seven online companion videos with social scientists and seven podcasts. Through this multimedia project, Kelly will explore our common humanity and seek to change the current narrative of judgement and intolerance to one of understanding, tolerance and acceptance of our differences. Kelly Corrigan is the host, executive producer and project lead. She has extensive media experience, most recently in the 2020 three-part broadcast series, TELL ME MORE with Kelly Corrigan on PBS and a podcast series, Kelly Corrigan Wonders, for PRX.