Clay Aiken – An Interview With Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse is an American writer, producer, radio personality and TV host.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Manouse started working at NBC Network News, spent some time on the radio in Chicago, and returned to TV at HoustonPBS. Because of his intellectual and inquisitive ways, plus his exciting personality, Ernie has worked successfully in many aspects of talk. He produced a sex therapy show and has hosted popular chat and magazine programs.

At this time, Manouse can be seen on PBS Stations across the country on his Emmy nominated series “InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse.”  He also hosts numerous pledge and entertainment specials, including three of public television’s most successful pledge events with Suze Orman.

The Utah Education Network is one of the many stations that broadcast Ernie’s show.  The following information is on their website about Ernie and the show.

Asking the right questions – never content with the usual answers, InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, is a new long-format interview series. In each uninterrupted half-hour episode, Manouse sits down with a single newsmaker or celebrity for an engaging and insightful one-on-one conversation. Disarming his guests with a warm, casual approach, Manouse offers viewers an interesting, often intimate, sometimes revealing encounter with some of today’s most captivating notables.

Manouse’s honors include 3 Emmy Awards, multiple KATIE Awards, Viewers choice recognitions and the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Interviewer title. Internationally, Ernie is featured on the Houston episode of PrideVision’s world travel show “BUMP!”

While Clay Aiken was in Houston a few weeks ago, he had the opportunity to sit down with Ernie for an interview that will be a part of the InnerVIEWS program.  It was announced on Wednesday that HoustonPBS  will broadcast the Clay Aiken interview today, at 10:00pm.  The following is the information that was posted on the Houston website.

InnerViews with Ernie Manouse: Clay Aiken  #810

Air: Thursday, September 23, 10:00 pm on HD Future Airs: 09/26/10, 3:30 pm HD Broadcast In: English

Clay Aiken flew to fame on the wings of American Idol, selling over 6 million albums and becoming one of the most successful contestants ever –– and he didn’t even win his season! But with great fame, came tabloid troubles – and the focus shifted from Clay’s talents to his private life. In the midst of it all, Aiken balanced out his personal life by having a child and coming out publically as gay. Now with stints on Broadway, new TV projects and recording and touring again, Clay Aiken is ready to fully enjoy his life and his successes. Join Ernie Manouse for his conversation with best selling recording artist Clay Aiken.

Run Time: 00:26:46

Since this program is made available to PBS stations throughout the states, perhaps it will be shown on your home PBS station.  If not, the interview can be purchased at HoustonPBS for $19.95.  For more information, visit HoustonPBS

Thank you to Fountaindawg for the great following graphics about Clay’s visit to Houston and the Tried & True Concert!

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – An Interview With Ernie Manouse

  1. I am looking forward to seeing this interview. I read that Ernie's interviews are always well-researched and comfortable.

    Thanks for bringing this over.

  2. I can't wait! And thank you for the info about Ernie Manouse. I think it will be a great interview. 🙂

  3. I REALLY want to see this interview!! If they're not showing it on my local PBS station, I'll be buying it from Houston PBS. Thanks for the information on Ernie Manouse – Clay said it's the best interview he's done and I'm really looking forward to hearing what he has to say.

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