Laila Ali Debuts New CBS Show For Kids, ‘All In With Laila Ali’
Former boxing champ (and daughter of the boxing great Muhammad Ali) Laila Ali is looking to inspire kids with a new TV show. Ali is part of the new CBS three-hour programming block, dubbed “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!” Ali is among several notable personalities like celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and omg! Insider co-host Kevin Frazier who will host educational/informational-compliant shows, targeting kids 13 to 16.
“‘All in With Laila Ali’ is educational, inspirational, compelling programming profiling individuals that have reached for the sky, pushed themselves to the limit and did things that you would think were impossible… Stories like that and they’re very inspirational and things that will inspire kids and show them that they you can do anything you put your mind to,” Ali told ET Online. [via Yahoo News]
Ali said she hopes the show encourages kids and parents to have meaningful conversations.
“We want children, especially children ages 13-16, and their parents to come together on Saturdays, spend time watching these shows, talk about the shows, see how the shows made them feel or what they learned, were they inspired, [and] to strike up a conversation,” she said.
“… I think we need more time as families just talking, conversing, learning, growing together and building character in these children because there’s so much negativity now for them on the Internet and TV and leading them down the road with these reality TV shows… so it’s always nice to have some programming that a family can watch together and then talk about afterwards,” she added.