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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Out of the Box

* Don't forget to watch Soledad O'Brien's BLACK IN AMERICA- THE BLACK MAN at 8PM Eastern tonight.

The Gracie Awards:

The American Women in Radio and Television has announced its 34th annual Gracie Allen Award winners. The honors "recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women". Candy Crowley will be honored for Outstanding Feature-Hard News Program (Hillary Clinton's Bid for the White House). CNN also got nods for Outstanding Special (CNN Heroes 2008), Outstanding Investigative Program (America's Dirty Little Secret), and Outstanding Documentary-Mid-Length Format (CNN Presents: Sarah Palin Revealed). The winners will be honored at the Gracies Gala on June 3, 2009 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Here's a picture of Ms. Crowley at the 29th Annual Gracie Awards.

Don Lemon:
Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC will be featured in CNN's upcoming series "Black In America 2," which examines African American life. Anchor Don Lemon will moderate a town hall forum today. The event is open only to current students and faculty.

Campbell Brown:
Wonder Women and Women to Watch luncheon on March 10 in New York City is being hosted by Campbell Brown. The luncheon, co-sponsored by Multichannel News and the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications will be held at the New York Hilton.

John Roberts:John Roberts will be the commencement speaker at the University of Colorado, Boulder May 8th. He'll also speak at their journalism school commencement the day before. Roberts' son graduated form the U of C last year.

David Gergen:
David Gergen will deliver the inaugural commencement address for Elon law school’s first graduates. Commencement is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 24 at Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. Elon will also present Gergen with an honorary doctorate at the ceremonies.

Better Late Than Never:
Larry King:
Larry King visited the Hillel School in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 20th as part of his duties as head of the Larry King Foundation. Students at the school had raised $10,000 to help patient "Ace" Douchet pay for his heart bypass surgery.

Ali Velshi:

Ali Velshi was on The View on Tuesday, February 24th.

Soledad O'Brien:
On Friday February 20th the 10th Annual Minority Business Summit was held. The 'Women of Influence' Breakfast featuring Soledad O’Brien was held at the new Baltimore Hilton. CNN's Roland Martin was also in attendance.

And on Monday, February 23rd at Midwestern State University’s Akin Auditorium in Wichita Falls, Texas. Her appearance, entitled “An Evening With Soledad O’Brien: Her Life Stories,” was part of MSU’s Artist-Lecture Series.
Roland Martin:
Campbell Brown begins her eight week maternity leave in early April and CNN contributor Roland Martin will fill in as host in the 8 PM Eastern hour.

Thanks to Julie as always for all the research. ~Phebe

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Anonymous said...

I am wondering if Roland Martin is
the beginning of many changes that
will be coming to CNN. They really
need to get rid of the single anchor
format and integrate more blogging,
tweets, internet, infographics,etc
appeal to modern society. When there
is really no big political story is there
any reason to have TSR on for 3 hours.
I like Wolf,but CNN needs some new

Anonymous said...

Now if CNN would run a news program
anchored by all women at 7 to replace
Lou Dobbs CNN might be on to something.
Women are now 52 % of the population.
One smart thing MSNBC did with Rachel
Maddow is to put a female who comes
across and smart and informed on
various issues. She is also on during
and hour when to annoying males
are on. Thus Rachel is filling a void
that has existed for years.

Anonymous said...

I think they should offer Soledad O'Brien the 8:00 PM spot. She meets all the requirements, including having ethnic diversity which is so important in today's society. Brown has to go, but not by Roland Martin, who could easily be substituted by Al Sharpton, not.