PBS SoCal to broadcast A-list stars on Hollywood Reporter Roundtables

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Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Forest Whitaker are among the stars scheduled to appear on a series of hourlong entertainment roundtable interviews to air on PBS SoCal in December, co-produced by the station and The Hollywood Reporter.

The upcoming Hollywood Reporter Roundtables, moderated by the publication’s Executive Editor Matthew Belloni and Features Editor Stephen Galloway, each feature six Oscar contenders. Actors kick off the series, followed by episodes with directors, writers and producers.

The trade publication debuted the series online in 2005. Participants discuss their careers, personal lives, industry trends and pet projects.

“PBS’s highly engaged audience is a perfect match for the quality, gravitas, fun and insight that the roundtables consistently deliver,” Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Janice Min said in today’s announcement.

“We are delighted to be the inaugural broadcast home of the series,” said PBS SoCal President Mel Rogers, adding: “We can’t imagine a better way to kick off the awards season in Southern California.”

Episodes will air Dec. 22–30 on PBS SoCal; The Hollywood Reporter will continue to feature a print version of the series in its weekly magazine and to produce digital versions for its weekly iPad edition and website.