With an April 5, 2021 premiere date, the series will see Willie and Korie inviting celebrity guests to have open discussions on culturally dividing topics — and in the first installment, they'll discuss adopting their biracial son, Will Robertson Jr.
What is 'At Home with the Robertsons' about?
The new Facebook Watch series features two episodes premiering every week.
Each Monday, will feature celebrity guests for honest conversations and outdoor Louisiana-style activities. Then on Thursdays, Willie and Korie will join together with other members of the Robertson family to discuss Monday's episode topic and share what they learned.
"Each episode features open conversations, to learn new perspectives and find common ground on culturally dividing topics," a news release about the series explains.
Some of the guests and topics viewers will see on At Home with the Robertsons include: Tim and Demi Tebow on abstinence and getting married young; Nate Boyer, Mike Thomas, and Arian Foster on kneeling for the anthem; and Hannah Brown on pageants and the objectification of women in media, in addition to topics such as COVID-19, raising Black sons in America, and veganism.
Willie and Korie Robertson tackled racism and raising a biracial son on 'At Home with the Robertsons.'
For the premiere week of At Home with the Robertsons, Love and Hip Hop's Yandy and Mendeecees Harris met with Korie and Willie to discuss racism and raising a Black son, who was adopted at 5 weeks old. Will (whom the family calls "Little Will") also shared his experiences growing up in a white family.
In a clip from the episode, which was exclusively revealed to Distractify ahead of its air date, Korie shared reactions she got after adopting a biracial child. Watch the clip below.
"I remember my grandmother had a friend who's Black that expressed to her that she felt like white people shouldn't adopt Black kids," Korie explained. "I think she just felt like Black people should adopt Black people and white people should adopt white people. But I just think that's so ... That's not helpful."
To that, Willie added, "Actually, where it came up was Korie and I were interested in adopting, and so they said, 'Well it'll be a couple of years, you know, there's people on the list — unless you're open to adopting biracial. Those are the hardest ones to place here in the South.' And we were like no, we're totally fine with that."
"That's crazy," Korie added, of their reaction to that tidbit of information at the time.
Willie further reflected on raising a Black son in a different At Home with the Robertson sneak peek.
"I guess the protector in me would always want to protect them from something happening to them or said to them just because of the color of their skin and what people think out of ignorance or hate," he shared.
Watch new episodes of At Home with the Robertsons on Mondays and Thursdays via Facebook Watch beginning on April 5.