It’s premiere week for season 2 of Tamron Hall, and on Tuesday, September 15 the co-founders of the new civic engagement site, A Starting Point (ASP), Chris Evans and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Mark Kassen joined Tamron Hall live for a chat about the site and the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, along with Evans addressing his social media trend from over the weekend.
The segment opened on the heels of Samuel L. Jackson and his words about Chadwick Boseman, and Evans weighed in on how’s he’s handling the the sudden loss, “It’s been tough for everybody. His cultural impact is immeasurable. It’s heartbreaking and his legacy is solidified forever.”
Switching gears to ASP, Kassen went on to share that so far, over 10,000 citizens have registered to vote via the ASP website, and that the site saw 1 million viewers on launch day. Currently, the site is working with Close Up Foundation to bring ASP content into classrooms around the country as well. “We need a place to have a conversation that’s not combative and hopefully now we can have a platform where people can access their leaders. We see more people wanting to get their voices out there and so many have already registered to vote on our site,” Kassen detailed, highlighting that the point is to talk to each other and not at each other.
In regards to Evans’ social media faux pas over the weekend, he commended the legion of fans behind him who took to Twitter and filled the hashtag instead with pictures of him and his rescue dog, Dodger, and highlighting a few of the many times Evans went above and beyond for fans, coworkers, and friends alike. “It was an interesting weekend full of lessons learned and lots of teachable moments. Things happen … it was embarrassing, you got to roll with the punches. I will say I have some pretty fantastic fans who really came to my support.”
You can watch a short clip featuring Evans’ words on Chadwick Boseman and jumping into politics.
Be sure to check out A Starting Point, get involved, and register to vote if you’re a US Citizen! You can find your representative and register right on the ASP website.
Also featured today was actor Samuel L. Jackson and his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, where they spoke about their 40-year marriage, Chadwick Boseman, and their new docuseries Enslaved.
“I want everyone to understand that Sam is only just our way into the story. This story is a general story about all of us who were taken and forced into immigration and hopefully it will ignite some flame that will encourage all of us to want to look deep into our history for ourselves.” -LaTanya Richardson Jackson on ‘Enslaved’
Later this week on Tamron Hall you can catch Tamron’s 50th birthday on Wednesday, September 16 with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Patti LaBelle (along with other surprises), actress Stassi Schroeder for the first time since her release from Bravo series Vanderpump Rules on Thursday, September 17, and singer Melissa Etheridge to close out premiere week on Friday, September 18.