June 25, 2024

BBC Series “Influential with Katty Kay” Returns Featuring Legendary Olympians Magic Johnson, Lindsey Vonn, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Aly Raisman
Special Four-Episode Season Debuts Tonight, June 25th on the BBC News Channel and Kicks Off the BBC’s Multi-Platform Coverage for the 2024 Olympics in Paris
*Watch the trailer for the upcoming season here

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 25, 2024 The BBC today announced the exciting line-up for season two of its hit unscripted interview show “Influential with Katty Kay.” Ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, the BBC’s US Special Correspondent Katty Kay will sit down with legendary U.S. Olympic athletes for in-depth conversations about their lives, sports, and what it takes to succeed at the highest level. Season two begins tonight, Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 pm ET, on the BBC News channel with a conversation with basketball legend and co-captain of the 1992 U.S. Men’s Dream Team Magic Johnson.

“In addition to talking about the Olympics, it’s important to me that these interviews tell audiences more about who these incredible athletes are as people and that our conversations focused as much on the person as they do on the sport.” says Kay.

New episodes of “Influential with Katty Kay” will air weekly on the BBC News channel as well as the recently launched BBC News FAST channel and will be made available to stream on the BBC News YouTube channel. Related stories will also be available in featured content across In July, audiences in North America will also find the complete season available on BBC Select.

Upcoming guests include:

  • Episode 1 – Magic Johnson, Basketball legend and co-captain of the 1992 U.S. Dream Team
  • Episode 2 – Lindsey Vonn, Olympic skiing champion
  • Episode 3 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic track and field legend
  • Episode 4 – Aly Raisman, Two-time Olympic gymnast

“Influential with Katty Kay” is produced by Ilyas Kirmani (Executive Producer) and Aiden Johnson (Senior Producer). Pete Murtaugh is the Chief Photographer and Editor. Audiences can catch up on season one here.

Additionally, audiences around the world can turn to the BBC as a leading destination for coverage, analysis and context around this summer’s Games, the city of Paris and broader history of the Olympics. Across and the BBC app, the BBC News channel, audio platforms and BBC Select, audiences will find daily commentary, expert in-depth reporting, day-by-day guides, results analysis, Olympic-themed podcast episodes and documentaries and more. BBC coverage of the summer Games will also explore themes of sustainability, innovation and French culture including the environmental impact of the Olympic Games, a series on how tech can approve accessibility within the Paralympics and weekly travel guides to Paris and beyond.

Audiences can sign up for BBC’s limited-run daily newsletter, BBC Medal Moments for an expert global guide on the key moments from the 2024 Paris Olympics with the stories behind the medals and the tales of human endeavor told by the BBC Sport team.


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