More than two years after Tamron Hall said goodbye to NBC’s “Today Show,” she’s gearing up to host a new daytime talk show she says will be different from those already out there. Set to debut on September 9, “Tamron Hall” is set to air on various ABC stations this fall.
Below are five things viewers can expect from the show.
A Group Effort
The program’s official website makes it clear this won’t be a show that’s all about the first black woman to anchor “Today” on weekdays.
“It’s been my dream to lead a show that brings people together and lets everyone’s voice be heard. This isn’t my show, it’s our show. See you in September!” a note from Hall reads.
Topics Will be Wide-Ranging
While many talk shows are all about guests or cooking segments, Hall says her program will have no limits on topics discussed.
“We are a talk show, so that means everything from my life as a mom to my life (before that) for many, many years of not being a mom,” she told the Chicago Tribune. “My IVF journey to someone else’s IVF journey. And then the latest in technology addressing the fact that so many women over 40 want to become moms. … I just think, why do we need to put ourselves in a cage and close the door when talking about any and everything is unlimited?”
Fun Will be In the Mix
After Hall made the transition to the third hour of “Today,” then known as “Today’s Take,” in the later years of her tenure at NBC, her topics included light-hearted ones about food and style. She promised her new show will include those kinds of subjects, too.
“We will have contributors. I tell people all the time, I have no answers to anything, but I know people who do. And I know that I can get on a writer that’s inspiring people right now. Brené Brown, for example, can come on and talk about her journey and how we can become better leaders, which is the focus of her new book (“Dare to Lead”),” she told the Tribune before adding, “But we can also have someone do fun things like fashion and how to have the mommy style or the maternity style that doesn’t look like what somebody wore 20 years ago.”
Plans to “Reboot” Talk TV
Hall plans on bridging the gap between social media and her on-screen show, which she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will feature three live shows and two taped episodes each week.
“We are rebooting daytime television with a modern spin to it,” she told the newspaper. “We have technology we’re going to unveil to allow people who are at home who can’t fly to New York to be part of the show. But in reality, it’s in its simplest form, meeting people where they are and allowing them to talk.”
She May Get Personal
Hall has hosted Investigation Discovery’s “Deadline: Crime With Tamron Hall” since 2014, a program that hits home for her following the murder of her sister Renate in a still-unsolved 2004 case. The longtime journalist said it’s possible she’ll address the incident on her program.
“People have asked me, will I do my sister’s case? And I’ve talked to my sister’s children about it, and it’s very likely that we’ll do that,” she told the Tribune.