The series will run on BBC1 at 9pm on Sundays from 12th October.
The previously posted synopsis is actually wrong and he doesn't meet those celebrities (King, Gates etc..). Instead he focuses more on meeting the real average Americans - not the celebs (well, there is Morgan Freeman's jazz club and Ted Turner's ranch, but basically it's about the citizens of America).
Here is the correct synopsis:
Britain’s comic genius, Stephen Fry, travels around each of America’s states in a London taxi in order to discover, in his own inimitable style, what makes the country unique and to get under the skin of American life.
His journey across the vast country takes him to a whiskey distillery in Kentucky; lava fields in Hawaii; an Amish community in Wisconsin and a brothel in Nevada, as well as hunting in New York State; sailing on an America’s Cup boat in Rhode Island; basket weaving with Navajo Indians and meeting environmental activists in Oregon.
Stephen is shown the country by its proud citizens as he drives across the continent uncovering the idiosyncrasies that makes each state individual and the similarities that make America distinct.
Also, here are some of the publicity events that Stephen Fry is working on to promote the book and series.
Weds 01 Oct – The One Show 7-7.30pm
Thurs 02 Oct – This Morning 10-11am
Thurs 02 Oct – Channel 5 News 7pm
Weds 01 Oct, 5pm Waterstones Kensington, 193 Kensington High St, London, W8 6SH
Thurs 02 Oct Waterstones Bath, 4-5 Milsom, St Bath, BA1 1DA, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Fri 03 Oct WHSmith Cheltenham, 192 -194 High At, Cheltenham, GL50 1EP.
Fri 03 Oct Waterstones Oxford, William Baker House, Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3AF, 5.00pm-6.00pm
Sat 04 Oct Stanfords, 12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9LP, 5.00pm-6.00pm
Following last weekend's extracts in Saturday and Sunday Telegraph look out for:
Final Telegraph extract - Saturday 4th Oct, Travel section
GQ mag - Nov issue
Good Housekeeping - Dec issue
Radio Times - on sale 8 Oct for w/o 11th Oct edition
Independent Travel section - 4th Oct
BBC Radio 4 – Front Row - Thurs 02 Oct 7.15
BBC Radio 3 – Nightwaves
BBC Radio 2 – Steve Wright Show Weds 01 Oct
Classic FM Guest List
Any queries about the series, just ask.