Clay Aiken – Memphis Chooses Quality Programs

WKNO – TV/10 is the Public Television Station that serves the community of Memphis, Tennessee.  Now more than 50 years old, WKNO chooses quality programs to:

“illuminate, inform, entertain, and educate the people of the Mid-South community.”

Tried & True: Live is airing on WKNO/Channel 10
Sunday, August 15, 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.
& Tuesday, August 17, 9:30 p.m.
Airing on WKNO2
Tuesday, August 17, 7 p.m.

The following picture and article are on their web page.

Chart-topping “American Idol” vocalist Clay Aiken brings his clarion voice and personal interpretations to new arrangements of iconic songs, including “Mack the Knife,” “It’s Impossible,” “Moon River,” “Misty,” “Unchained Melody” and a duet with Broadway star Linda Eder on Roy Orbison’s classic lament “Crying.” Fellow “American Idol” star Ruben Studdard guest stars.

Taped in Aiken’s hometown, Raleigh, North Carolina, before a wildly enthusiastic audience, Aiken brings his powerful vocals and uniquely personal interpretations to new arrangements of some of the most iconic songs ever written, including “Mack the Knife,” “It’s Impossible,” “Moon River,” “Misty,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Unchained Melody,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and a stellar duet with his special guest, Broadway star Linda Eder, on Roy Orbison’s classic lament, “Crying.”

Having grown up listening to this genre of music, Aiken says, “I wanted to do something that paid tribute to the Johnny Mathis, Perry Como and Andy Williams type of sound, because those artists sang really emotional material and did it wonderfully.” And there were the “tried and true” songs themselves, which Aiken finds “melodically appealing and beautiful.” He adds, “I’ve often joked with friends that I was born at the wrong time because the songs I like to sing are all from earlier eras. So performing this kind of music was an opportunity to just be myself.”

This station also broadcast a wonderful interview with Clay.  The 30-minute program is a wonderful introduction to Clay and covers his musical career and his work with The National Inclusion Project and UNICEF. This is a “must-see” interview that is full of lots of information and new clips of Clay in his role of UNICEF Ambassador.  You can download the video at Clack Unlimited

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Comments

  1. I'm glad you brought this up, I just got a link to that interview from a friend of mine. It was a great interview and about 30 minutes long. Found out why Faye doesn't sit in the front row. Always wondered about that. The interview was very informative and Clay Aiken looked mighty fine.

  2. Kudos to Memphis – wonderful interview – very informative and the interviewer obviously did his homework!

    Loved the portion about UNICEF – it's about time Clay's able to sit down and talk about his music and his activism. I may need to pledge this station just as a thanks for the great work!

    • I agree with you…….this is one of the best interviews of Clay that I have seen in a long time.

      I do hope this station is getting a lot of support!

  3. Oh wow what an interview! I loved it. 30 minutes with a relaxed Clay and an interviewer who did his homework!

    Run don't walk to see this folks!

  4. One of the best interviews, the reporter from Memphis PBS station had done his research of Clay Aiken, Kudos.

  5. I am so glad to see that WKNO Memphis gave so much respect to Clay. I just love that interview. I see a very relaxed Clay…and, may I add, very gorgeous, in that interview. It was very interesting to see all the trips he has made to Afghanistan and Somalia, to name a few. Some of those clips I had never seen before. Awwww, Clay loves us. He also knows that not every fan wants to be called a Claymate. Me, never had a problem with it. I hope this station gets a lot of pledges too.

  6. What a great interview! It's very obvious Pierre had done his homework on Clay, and was able to ask intelligent questions about what is near and dear to Clay's heart. Most interviews are too bored or lazy to do some research and just end up asking about American Idol over again. Enough.

  7. What a great interview! It's very obvious Pierre had done his homework on Clay, and was able to ask intelligent questions about what is near and dear to Clay's heart. Most interviews are too bored or lazy to do some research and just end up asking about American Idol over again. Enough.

  8. That was a really good interview and I made sure I sent a thank you note to the station. It would be wonderful if other PBS stations could show that interview.

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