HoustonPBS Series 'InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse' Celebrates 150th Episode

Award-Winning Program Features Who’s Who in News, Information and Entertainment

Ten years. 20 awards. 100 PBS stations.  The HoustonPBS program “InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse” has entertained and informed audiences for a decade with conversations with newsmakers, celebrities and captivating notables. This Thursday, Feb. 23 the program reaches another milestone—its 150th episode. Emmy-winner Manouse will celebrate the event speaking with celebrated journalist Bill Moyers.

“Initially, we wanted to find an audience who would appreciate the style, depth and pace of the show, which we always felt was a perfect fit for the PBS audience.  It has becomes more than I ever could have expected,” Manouse said. “We regularly air on more than 100 PBS stations nationwide, and it’s become a show people tune to for in-depth, enlightening, thought-provoking, yet, light and entertaining conversations with some of today’s most recognizable names.”

The 150th episode featuring Bill Moyers will air at 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 on Channel 8, HoustonPBS. The program re-broadcasts Fridays at 11 p.m. 

Since its debut in January 2004, the program has aired in more than 100 PBS stations, gaining fans across the country.  Guests have included actor Edward Norton, retired NASA flight director Gene Kranz, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, playwright Terrance McNally, historian Ken Burns, director and actor Rob Reiner and musician Gene Simmons. 

“My hope is that we continue to grow in viewership and quality of guest, and that we remain an example of the educational and quality product that HoustonPBS is capable of – a show we are proud to have say on the closing credit  ‘HoustonPBS National,’” he said.  “Plus, I would love to book Cher and Elton John!”

“InnerVIEWS” has been recognized with an Emmy award for Manouse, along with several Press Club of Dallas awards for hosting and videography, and a host of Emmy nominations.

In upcoming programs Manouse will feature Oscar winner Marsha Mason, author Charlaine Harris, actress and documentarian Alana Stewart, soap star Kim Zimmer and gospel great Yolanda Adams.

For more information contact Emily Binetti at 713-743-1824 or  emilyb@kuhf.org or http://www.houstonpbs.org/shows/localproductions/innerviews/