During the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Tuesday, Jan. 16, PBS announced that it was going to launch a mini-series that tackles sexual harassment.
'#MeToo, Now What?'
The upcoming series, called #MeToo, Now What? will be a five-part series with each episode having a running time of 30 minutes. Renowned author and founder of Women for Women International, Zainab Salbi, will be hosting the mini-series.
The #MeToo movement, started by Tarana Burke, urged dozens of men and women to come forward with their allegations of sexual assault against high-profile men in the industry, including the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman, and Kevin Spacey.
Synopsis And Format Of The Show
As the #MeToo movement continues to reinvigorate a national conversation around sexual misconduct, the upcoming PBS series aims to take the discussion to the next level and involve both men and women from different positions in society in conversation about sexual harassment.
The show's official synopsis also points out that #MeToo, Now What? aims to find the answers to two important questions; "How did we get here and how can we use this moment to effect positive and lasting change?"
Each episode will take on a different facet of sexual misconduct. The topics that will be covered on the show include the impact of pop culture on women in the workplace and how factors like race and class play a role in this conversation.
Who Is Zainab Salbi?
Salbi will lead the charge on the show and will delve into these issues by conducting interviews with guests from all ages, races, economic groups, and fields of work. She will not only be fulfilling hosting duties on the show but will also serve as the executive editor on the project.
Salbi founded the Women for Women International at the age of 23. The charity organization helps women living in countries that are affected by conflict and war.
In 2015, the Iraqi-American humanitarian hosted a talk show called The Nida'a Show with the intention to inspire and empower young Arab women achieve their full potential in society. The show featured the likes of Oprah Winfrey, former president Bill Clinton, fashion designer Donna Karan, and Egyptian actress Yusra among others.
Salbi is also a renowned author and has penned several books including the best-selling, "Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam." She is currently the editor at large at Women in the World.
No trailer has been released for #MeToo, Now What? yet but the series is slated debut on PBS on Feb. 2.