Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Felipe Calderon’s Bookshelf

Everyone wants to know: What is Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, reading these days? For a clue, watch this report on Nightline, and wait until the countdown time counter gets to about -2:05.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Canada on Obama

Geoffrey Canada on CNN, weighing in on President Obama’s speech on education:

“This president did something I have been waiting for my entire life, have a Democratic president that absolutely touched the third rail of Democratic politics. He said, our schools are failing. We’re going to hold teachers accountable. We’re going to fund education, but we’re going to expect results. And, if you don’t produce results, out you go. This has never happened in a Democratic president before. And I think we’re getting ready for change in America.”

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Canada Does Colbert

Geoffrey Canada on last night’s Colbert Report:

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Obama on MTV

Barack Obama, interviewed last weekend on MTV News:

There is a great example, the Harlem Children’s Zone, a guy named Geoffrey Canada started this. It has a comprehensive approach to young people in that area, and you are starting to see graduation rates go up, college-attendance rates go up, reductions in terms of delinquency, so we can make progress on this stuff, but it takes sustained effort.”

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Tavis Video

Tavis Smiley’s PBS show has now posted video of the complete interview he did with me and Geoffrey Canada this week, as well as a transcript of our conversation.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008


Geoff Canada and I will be on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Friday. You’ll note I wasn’t sure what to do with my hands.

Check local listings for times and channels.

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The Agenda

To see me wearing an incredible amount of makeup and sitting in front of a fake background of New York City at night and talking about New Orleans and Harlem, just click here.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

This time I mean it, Ontarians

I’m on The Agenda on TVO tonight at 8 p.m. I think there will be video up on their site soon thereafter.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Sorry, Ontarians, for the bum steer

Correction: the previously announced interview on The Agenda on TVO did not run tonight. More likely Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Where We Stand

This Monday (tomorrow), Geoffrey Canada will be interviewed as part of “Where We Stand: America’s Schools in the 21st Century,” a documentary hosted by Judy Woodruff and broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. In New York, it’s on channel 13 at 10 p.m.