The Late Late Show – Amanda Gorman (2021)

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Pushing some boundaries
Pretty sophisticated
You had to be there

In January 2021, the Late Late Show with James Corden invited Amanda Gorman onto the show to talk about her recent reading of the poem “The Hill We Climb” during the inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Gorman appeared on the show on a metre-high monitor, opposite Corden on his chair. They talked as if they were not on a video call but simply in the room together. Why Gorman was behind her computer was not addressed, and the show fared as normal. The big vertical screen holding a guest is something we have seen more often during the pandemic, for example, during The Voice of Holland with jury member Anouk judging from the safety of her studio.


  • The Late Late Show with James Corden