Apple TV Plus announced that the documentary special “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” will premiere on June 25.
Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, the special will honor “Peanuts” creator Charles “Sparky” Schulz and celebrate the significance of the timeless comic strip with a new animated story that follows Charlie Brown on a quest to discover himself. The documentary will feature interviews with Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles Schulz; Drew Barrymore; Al Roker; Kevin Smith; Billie Jean King; Paul Feig; Ira Glass; Noah Schnapp; Miya Cech; Keith L. Williams; Chip Kidd; Lynn Johnston and Robb Armstrong.
Produced by Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” is executive produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes of Imagine; Josh Scherba, Anne Loi and Stephanie Betts of WildBrain; Craig Schulz and Paige Braddock of “Peanuts,” and writer-director Michael Bonfiglio. Imagine’s Meredith Kaulfers serves as co-executive producer and Marcella Steingart serves as producer and writer.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
“CBS Sunday Morning” will air a special on police reform in America and around the world on June 6 at 9 a.m. on CBS. Anchored by Jane Pauley, the broadcast will feature an interview between former Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker and Bill Bratton, the former police commissioner of New York City and Boston who is considered one of the architects of modern policing in America. Amid calls for police reform, senior contributor Ted Koppel will sit down with police officers to discuss the issues and dangers they face, including anti-police sentiment, race and public trust. Other segments will include John Blackstone’s interview with San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed, about the city’s new Street Crisis Response program; Lee Cowan’s discussion with Iowan police chief and pastor Edgar Rodriguez; Seth Doane’s analysis of law enforcement in Europe; Lucy Craft’s report on how police in Japan take a different approach to walking the beat; Steve Hartman looking back on some of his most memorable stories involving police work. Additionally, the special will air sentiments from the loved ones of police officers who died on duty. Emilio F. Miyares, president of a national network of survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty, will offer his thoughts as the son of an officer killed in the line of duty while protecting his community. Also, Mona Hardin, the mother of Ronald Greene, who was killed by police in Louisiana two years ago, shares her thoughts about losing her son.
DJ Khaled, Florence Pugh, Fousheé will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”