AXS TV's 'The Big Interview with Dan Rather' Returns with Perry Farrell

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AXS TV celebrity profile series The Big Interview with Dan Rather will return with four new episodes in January beginning with a profile of rock superstar Perry Farrell, the network said Monday.

Farrell, the front man for rock groups Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros, will sit with Rather for the show's Jan. 6 episode, followed by country music star Luke Combs on Jan. 13, said the network. 

Two other episodes in January will feature Academy Award winner Regina King and country music trailblazer Randy Travis, said the network. 

AXS TV said it will air more new episodes of The Big Interview in early spring.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.