A Conversation with also airs Saturdays at 3 PM on WKNO2


   




 

November 6
A Conversation with Beverly Shelley

Host Pierre Kimsey talks with Beverly Shelley, the wife of the late J.P. Shelley, a contractor who was murdered by two Memphis teens while on site in October, 2013. Shelley has since begun working closely with JIFF (Juvenile Intervention and Faith-based Follow-up) and teen offenders, with hopes of turning their lives around. Pierre will also talk with JIFF Executive Director Richard Graham.

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November 13
A Conversation with John Black

Host and producer Pierre Kimsey sits down with Germantown resident John Black, who was featured in the public television documentary Portraits from the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black. He is the son of Elizabeth Black, a portrait artist who traveled with the Red Cross sketching soldiers during WWII. A few years ago, in a forgotten trunk, he found his mother’s work remarkably preserved and maintained and shared it with public television to produce a documentary.


   



 

November 20
A Conversation with Wayne Dowdy - Interview 2

Pierre Kimsey talks with Wayne Dowdy of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center's history department and Memphis and Shelby County Room about his recently published book On This Day in Memphis History.


 



 

November 27
A Conversation with Larry Raspberry

Host Bonnie Kourvelas talks with singer Larry Raspberry, who got his start in Memphis with the garage band The Gentrys. Larry talks about his entire varied career, from having a hit record (“Keep on Dancing”) in 1965, to songwriting, to performing with the Highsteppers.




 

A Conversation With will not air Dec 4, 11, 25, or Jan 1 due to special programming.

     


 

December 18
A Conversation with Tavis Smiley

Host Les Smith, reporter for FOX-13 News, talks with national television and radio show host Tavis Smiley about his career and his latest book Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

 

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