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Press Releases: 11/25/14

Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2014 by icn2

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AS A SIGNATURE MEDIA PARTNER FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY, MSNBC SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON GIVING BACK

Across All Platforms, MSNBC Will Promote the Global Day of Giving

NEW YORK – November 25, 2014 – MSNBC is a signature media partner of the third annual #GivingTuesday, the rapidly growing social media movement that culminates on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday season with a global day dedicated to giving. Across all on-air and digital platforms, MSNBC will highlight people and organizations that are giving back to their communities.

MSNBC shows will be participating in the giving as well:

Lawrence O’Donnell and “THE LAST WORD” will officially launch #GivingTuesday on MSNBC with an update on his KIND (Kids in Need of Desks) Fund, an organization he began with UNICEF five years ago to build school desks for the children of Malawi. To date, KIND has raised over $7 million towards desks and scholarships for girls in Malawi.

Andrea Mitchell will be focusing on two causes close to her heart for #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, she will interview Pat Quinn, spokesperson for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, on the CrowdRise project they are launching for #GivingTuesday. And on Wednesday, Andrea will interview Alma Powell, Chair of America’s Promise Alliance, which she founded with her husband General Colin Powell recognizing 30 programs across the country that support traditionally underserved students to stay in school.

“Ronan Farrow Daily” is planning a special week long ‘Call to Action’ supporting #GivingTuesday. The week kicks off with Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, founder of CrowdRise, discussing how crowd-sourcing fundraising is the new model for charitable giving. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) will also talk about the Millennial Bipartisan Giving Caucus that is introducing a #GivingTuesday bill (H.R. 761) from the Future Caucus, a millennial-led caucus from the House of Representatives. The resolution recognizes that philanthropy and charitable giving knows no party divide, and has the power to unite people across boundaries. And, Maria Shriver will join Ronan to talk about her non-profit group, A Woman’s Nation, that aims to elevate girls and boys to a place of equality by creating a more compassionate and caring culture where all lives and all work are respected, recognized, and valued.

“The Reid Report” will feature a story being launched on #GivingTuesday by the UN Foundation’s “Girl Up” club. Morgan Wood, one of the group’s teen advisors, will join Joy to preview the ‘SchoolCycle’ program, which will provide girls in Malawi with bicycles so they can ride to school.

“NOW with Alex Wagner” is planning another installment of ‘The Invisible US’ series with a focus on poverty and hunger. On #GivingTuesday, “NOW” will work with a CrowdRise to raise awareness for Owsley County Outreach in Kentucky, one of the programs that will be featured on the show.

MSNBC is also asking its community of viewers and digital users to share the ways they are giving by writing them down on a piece of paper and taking a selfie with the note, and then posting on social media @MSNBC using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Photos will be displayed at http://www.msnbc.com/giving-tuesday-gallery.

“MSNBC has an incredibly passionate and engaged community of people who want to make a positive impact,” said MSNBC President, Phil Griffin. “In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we’ll share some of the many ways our hosts, audience and others around the globe are giving their time, energy and money, not just on this day, but every day.”

Press Releases: 11/06/14

Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2014 by icn2

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AL JAZEERA AMERICA’S AMERICA TONIGHT RE-EXAMINES CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT ON NEW THREE-PART SERIES, “SEX CRIMES ON CAMPUS – ONE YEAR LATER,” NOVEMBER 10-12 at 9pm ET/6 pm PT

“Sex Crimes on Campus Revisited,” Highlights of Last Year’s Landmark Report, Airs Sunday, November 9 at 7:30pm & 10:30 pm ET
Find Al Jazeera America near you: http://www.aljazeera.com/getajam

NEW YORK, November 6, 2014 – America Tonight, Al Jazeera America’s flagship primetime program, returns to college a year after its October, 2013 landmark report on campus sex crimes. This new, three-part series is an updated, in-depth look at the issue of campus sexual assault, the continuing epidemic, the nation’s response, and disturbing new indications that we may have only touched the tip of the iceberg. “Sex Crimes on Campus – One Year Later” features exclusive personal stories and examines how campus sexual assault has become a central focus of America’s colleges and universities, parents and students and even the White House. “Sex Crimes on Campus – One Year Later,” will debut Monday, November 10 through Wednesday, November 12 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Al Jazeera America.
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Press Releases: 10/22/14

Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2014 by icn2

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AL JAZEERA AMERICA DEBUTS “INFORMANTS,” NEW INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING THE SECRET WORLD OF FBI INFORMANTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 10PM ET/ 7PM PT

Find Al Jazeera America near you: http://www.aljazeera.com/getajam

“It literally boils down to: if you cannot find terrorists within the Muslim community, make terrorists. Create terrorists.”
— YASSIR FAZAGA, Imam, Orange County Islamic Foundation

NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 – “Al Jazeera Investigates: Informants,” a new hour-long documentary from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit that delves into the secret world of FBI informants’ counterterrorism activities, premieres Monday, October 27 at 10pm ET/6 pm PT. “Informants” will repeat Tuesday, October 28 at 1am ET/10pm PT and 10am ET/7am PT, Monday, November 3 at 10pm ET, Tuesday, November 4 at 1am ET and 11am ET.
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Press Releases: 10/06/14

Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2014 by icn2

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CNN HOSTS JOURNEY TO FIND THEIR “ROOTS”

“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, with a two-hour primetime special airing Monday, October 20th at 9 pm ET

Storytelling is at the core of what CNN does, and in a week-long series beginning Sunday, October 12th, thirteen of the network’s prominent hosts and anchors set out on a journey to find their ROOTS. A project one-year in the making, these journalists embark on an emotional journey across continents as they discover never-before-known details of their family histories.
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Press Releases: 08/20/14

Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2014 by icn2

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AL JAZEERA AMERICA ROADBLOCKS PRIMETIME WITH “FLASHPOINT: FERGUSON: THE WAY FORWARD” LIVE COVERAGE FROM FERGUSON, MISSOURI CO-ANCHORED BY TONY HARRIS AND JOIE CHEN TONIGHT, AUGUST 20TH FROM 6PM–12 MIDNIGHT ET

On the network’s first anniversary, Al Jazeera America will roadblock its primetime schedule from 6pm-midnight ET/3pm-9pm PT with six hours of continuous live coverage from Ferguson, Missouri, with breaking news and analysis on “Flashpoint Ferguson: The Way Forward.”
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Press Releases: 08/14/14

Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2014 by icn2

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AL JAZEERA AMERICA PRESENTS “FLASHPOINT: FERGUSON”
LIVE COVERAGE FROM FERGUSON, MISSOURI TONIGHT, AUGUST 14TH BEGINNING AT 9PM ET/6PM PT

Find Al Jazeera America near you: http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/getajam.html

NEW YORK, August 14, 2014 – Tonight beginning at 9pm ET, Al Jazeera America will present comprehensive, live coverage from Ferguson, Missouri with breaking news and analysis about the unrest.

Al Jazeera America’s “America Tonight” with host Joie Chen will broadcast live at 9pm ET/6pm PT, providing up-to-the minute reports from correspondent Lori Jane Gliha, among others. Additional reporting from Ash-har Quraishi, chief correspondent for Al Jazeera America’s Chicago bureau and “Fault Lines” correspondent Sebastian Walker who will be on the ground with the Ferguson community and its leaders, and will discuss the militarization of US police forces. “Consider This” will also air live at 10pm ET/7pm PT with additional coverage of the unrest.
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Press Releases: 07/16/14

Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 by icn2

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THE WAR COMES HOME – A Soledad O’Brien Report

Explores Hope for Vets Struggling with Post Traumatic Stress

Moving new CNN Special Presentation premieres Aug. 12 at 9:00pmET & PT

Delon Beckett and Garrett Combs came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ready to resume the lives of promise they had left behind. For both veterans, within months of coming home, their relationships were crumbling, their children were frightened of their rages, and suicide became a choice they both thought could be a solution for their anguish. Then, a new program that treats post traumatic stress gave them hope. Produced by Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group in association with MediaStorm, THE WAR COMES HOME, follows the journeys of these two young men who came home from war, and their personal battles to recover from the effects of the wars that came home with them.

The one hour special, THE WAR COMES HOME, debuts Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 9:00pm and will encore at 12:00am, and on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7:00pm. All times Eastern on CNN/U.S.

“These two strong young men went to war to serve their country, but were overcome by the ravages of war. They have young families that count on them, yet openly told us they wanted to harm themselves. Through the riveting stories of these men – and their families – our hope is that people will understand how truly awful post traumatic stress is, how destructive it is for families, how it robs potential from lives, and how we have it within our power as a society to help these veterans,” O’Brien said.
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