Marcus Ryder, broadcaster, journalist, and leading industry campaigner, will be hosting The MacTaggart Interview with David Olusoga, part of the Edinburgh TV Festival’s year-round events programme, live and free on YouTube on 13 October at 7pm (BST).
The MacTaggart Interview is the new iteration of the Post MacTaggart Q&A which has traditionally been held the day after the Mactaggart Lecture, the Festival’s renowned key-note speaker platform. The new format will allow for considered discussion around the lecture’s themes, taking in the immediate and longer term reaction.
At this year’s digital Festival, David Olusoga OBE delivered a deeply personal lecture on the crisis in diversity facing the TV industry, touching on his own personal experiences of racism, the resultant struggles with his mental health and the wider problem of retention of people of colour within the industry. Generating media coverage and commentary across the globe, Olusoga’s lecture hit a nerve as he challenged the industry to make real change happen.
Ryder, as a dynamic journalist, commentator and campaigner, will lead an honest and in depth discussion with Olusoga dissecting the thinking behind the lecture, the immediate impact it had and looking forward to what happens next and the lasting legacy of such a powerful wake-up call.
Those who were not delegates of the Edinburgh TV Festival 2020 should register here to watch the interview which will be followed by a live Q&A with viewers.