Michelle Lujan Grisham is breaking bread…
The 63-year-old Latina lawyer and politician, who serves as the governor of New Mexico, will be sitting for a meal with host Alexander Heffner on the series Breaking Bread.
In addition to Gov. Lujan Grisham, the series will also feature appearances by Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Maine Governor Janet Mills and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).
One presidential candidate is in the mix on the ten-part series: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, who sits for a meal of homegrown bison, potatoes and strawberries.
The series, to debut at 7:00 pm ET on July 4 on Bloomberg Originals, is designed to feature a diversity of political figures from different geographic regions of the country, with visits to some of the state’s attractions in the mix for some of the shows.
A goal of the show, from the Open Mind Legacy Project, is to “forge consensus,” according to an announcement from Heffner, in an era of political dysfunction. The show is available on Bloomberg.com and the Bloomberg app and streaming platforms.
Heffner hosts PBS’s The Open Mind, created by his grandfather, Richard Heffner. The show, which also concentrates on in-depth discussions, was launched in 1956 and is the longest running show on public television.