With CBS, director Davis Guggenheim, will be showing a new two-hour documentary called Teach about four teachers. (I note that they all look to be under 30 which I find troubling.) The show will air on Friday, Sept. 6th at 8:00 pm.
It is to be a big event with Queen Latifah hosting the show and "will pay tribute to America's teachers."
The two-hour program, set to air Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, will go
directly into schools all over the country, looking at the school
district classrooms of several teachers, including Matt Johnson, a 4th
grade teacher at McGlone Elementary, Denver; Shelby Harris, 7th grade
math teacher at Kuna Middle School, Kuna, Idaho and more.
This is part of an effort with a group called Teach.org "to inform and engage students and recent graduates as they consider career choices. The initiative aims to rebrand and reinvigorate interest in the teaching profession."
Teach.org's site says they started out of the DOE. It is now sponsored by a group of public, private and government sponsors with help from the Ad Council. And the main sponsor...Microsoft.
I think I know what this documentary is going to look and sound like.
Side note: CBS has also created a show, based on the film starring Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher, that will air this fall.
No irony there.