The three-hour programming block will offer young children from 13 to 16 educational entertainment oriented shows, something Laila is elated to be apart of.
During her recently interview with ETonline, Laila opened up about her show “All in With Laila Ali,” and how she hopes to inspire kids and their families where he content.
ETonline: Tell us about the premise of your show, All in With Laila Ali.
Laila Ali: All in With Laila Ali is educational, inspirational, compelling programming profiling individuals that have reached for the sky, pushed themselves to the limit and did things that you would think were impossible… Stories like that and they’re very inspirational and things that will inspire kids and show them that they you can do anything you put your mind to.
What has been the most inspiring story you’ve come across so far?
It’s really hard to pinpoint just one… the one that was just amazing to me was this guy Pat. Who [decides to] run on foot from the North Pole to the South Pole? For a whole year the man is running every single day. He ran two marathons a day basically. [Also], Lindsey Vonn has a great inspirational story where we see she struggles with her injury but she’s so determined that she pushes herself to go on to win gold at the Olympics; so how an athlete pushes past that pain and shows us how these people become superior in their sport. It’s just an inside look and we’re going to take you places that you probably would have never had the opportunity to go.
What do you hope audiences take away from your show?
We want children, especially children ages 13-16, and their parents to come together on Saturdays, spend time watching these shows, talk about the shows, see how the shows made them feel or what they learned, were they inspired, [and] to strike up a conversation. Cartoons and some of the other programming are OK but there’s a time and place for everything. And I think we need more time as families just talking, conversing, learning, growing together and building character in these children because there’s so much negativity now for them on the Internet and TV and leading them down the road with these reality TV shows… so it’s always nice to have some programming that a family can watch together and then talk about afterwards.
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