“I hope our conversation will inspire audiences to make reading and selecting books from a diverse range of authors a priority,” says Maya
New York, NY – June 21, 2023
Jenna and Maya discuss the power of reading in a new segment of NBCUniversal’s The More You Know, marking the first time the award-winning campaign features a NBCUniversal nonprofit partner. Their conversation includes personal anecdotes on making reading a habit for themselves and their families, as well as their work—Bush Hager through her book club, Read With Jenna, and Nussbaum through Girls Write Now’s work to break down barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor and train the next generation of writers and leaders for life. NBCUniversal’s iconic, award-winning PSA campaign, “The More You Know” has brought timely issues to the forefront of Americans’ minds for over 30 years.
“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with Jenna and highlight the work we’re doing at Girls Write Now,” said Nussbaum. “Jenna’s passion for reading, along with her emphasis on providing a platform for diverse storytellers, through ‘Read With Jenna’, aligns directly with our mission. I hope our conversation will inspire audiences to make reading and selecting books from a diverse range of authors a priority.”
“The More You Know continues to be a powerful platform to inspire Americans to engage with timely social issues,” said Hilary Smith, Executive Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility. “We are grateful to NBCU’s compassionate talent as well as Maya, for sharing their insights around important causes.”
The More You Know highlights NBCUniversal’s commitment to supporting equity and access in our communities through the art of storytelling. To view the content and access resources on each topic, visit www.TheMoreYouKnow.com and follow The More You Know on social: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.