‘United Shades of America’ Creator Travels a U.S. to Talk With "People You Wouldn’t Expect" or "You Don’t Think we Should Talk To" | Reality TV Roundtable

W. Kamau Bell talks to Appalachian families, Muslim Americans and Chicago squad members on ‘United Shades of America.’

“The whole thought is that I’m removing out of my comfort zone,” W. Kamau Bell told The Hollywood Reporter during a Reality TV Roundtable in regards to his strike CNN series, United Shades of America.

Right now, and in a final integrate years, a nation feels hectic, a nation feels divided, and a nation is arrange of bursting detached during a seams, and so we feel like what’s function is people who like a uncover like to see somebody going around to indeed go into those seams and see what’s going on.”

Bell gets pushback on who he talks to on Shades. “‘Platform” or ‘normalization’ are dual of people’s favorite difference right now,” he said. “The thought of branch over a height to me is ridiculous. I’m enchanting with a people.”

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