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BlogTalkRadio Wants to Know: Which African American Figure Has Had the Most Profound Impact on Your Life?

Was it Martin Luther King Jr.? Harriet Tubman? Thurgood Marshall? Hattie McDaniel? Or maybe someone a bit more obscure, like Bessie Smith or Robert Hayden.

No matter who, we want to know which historic African American figure has had the most profound impact on your life and why?

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And we’re inviting you to go tell us via Cinch, BlogTalkRadio’s sister platform that makes creating and sharing audio easy.

From today though Friday, Feb. 26, we’ll be looking for the best of these audio essays for inclusion in the two-hour finale to our 28 Days of Black History Makers series, titled Day 28: Go Tell It Live.

To submit your essay:

(1) Call 646-200-3333 and follow the audio prompt, which directs you to…

(2) State your name, and the city and state where you live.

(3) Leave your phone number so that we can inform you if your audio essay is selected for inclusion in the Feb. 28 finale show, Day 28: Go Tell It Live.

(4) Tell us, in two minutes or less, which historic African American figure has had the most profound impact on your life and why?

(5) Hang up when you’re done.

day28-graphic11Remember to pause briefly between steps one, two and three. And remember to record your audio essay by Friday, Feb. 26.

Hosted by Janice Malone and Darryl Williams, Day 28: Go Tell It Live gets under way Monday, Feb. 28 and 8 p.m. ET, and features archival interviews with Americans who’ve left an indelible mark on our nation in the areas of music, sports, civil rights and comedy, including Billie Holiday, Jackie Robinson, Shirley Chisholm and Richard Pryor.

Plus, highlights from the 28 Days series, including chats with Michelle Obama, Larry Fitzgerald, Mo’Nique, Sugar Ray Leonard and Wendy Williams, as well as a look back at African American milestones in scholarship, government, literature, science, sports, film and television.

BlogTalkRadio Caps off Black History Month Series with Feb. 28 Special Event, ‘Go Tell It Live,’ Presented by AT&T

From President Barack Obama to jazz master Ellis Marsalis, Olympic gold medalist Diane Dixon to Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Pulitzer Prize winner Maya Angelou to world heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.

These—and more—are the African American figures BlogTalkRadio has been honoring throughout the month with encore presentations of their most compelling interviews.day28-graphic1

And soon we’ll be capping off our 28 Days of Black History Makers series with a two-hour special event, presented by AT&T.

Hosted by Janice Malone and Darryl Williams, Day 28: Go Tell It Live gets under way Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

During the live show, we’ll feature archival interviews with Americans who’ve left an indelible mark on our nation in the areas of music, sports, civil rights and comedy, including:

Billie Holiday
Jackie Robinson
Shirley Chisholm
Richard Pryor
Rose Parks
Malcolm X

Plus, highlights from our 28 Days series, including chats with:

Michelle Obama
Larry Fitzgerald
Wendy Williams
Sugar Ray Leonard
Stephanie Mills
Montel Williams

And, a look back at African American milestones in scholarship, government, literature, science, sports, film and television.

And, of course, our hosts will be taking calls from across the nation.

So be sure to Go Tell It Live!

wowOwow Talk Bows on BlogTalkRadio

Just when we thought BlogTalkRadio couldn’t get any more star- studded, along comes wowOwow Talk, the new companion radio network to wowOwow.

Created, run and written by such media and showbiz powerhouses as Lesley Stahl, Liz Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Marlo Thomas, Peggy Noonan, Cynthia McFadden, Judith Martin and Joni Evans, this always witty, perpetually compelling website is a favorite among well-educated boomer women the world over.

Superstar lineup:

Superstar lineup: (clockwise from top left) Whoopi, Candice, Lily, Liz, Marlo and Leslie.

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It’s Official: ‘Worldfocus’ Launches Companion BlogTalkRadio Program

BlogTalkRadio just got a lot more worldly—and a bit more focused.

Beginning today, Worldfocus, the nightly news series that’s syndicated to PBS stations nationwide, debuts its companion program, Worldfocus Radio, here on BTR.

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Martin: Now a regular in cyberspace.

Hosted by Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge, the half- hour show airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tonight’s maiden edition examines the escalating war in Gaza, and its historic roots.

Guests include Ehud Eiran, research fellow at Harvard University, Ghassan Shabaneh, professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, Wendy Pearlman, political science professor at Northwestern University, and Charles D. Smith, professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona.

Worldfocus was launched in October 2008 by WNET.ORG, the parent of New York City-based PBS stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, and boasts a team of seasoned journalists and production professionals who tap the re- sources of reporters throughout the globe.

“Our partnership with BlogTalkRadio is a natural fit for Worldfocus,” WNET.ORG President Neal Shapiro tells us, adding that the news program is now “a true multimedia program that delivers online as well as on television.”

“WNET.ORG adds to the growing roster of major media brands hosting live, interactive programming on our network,” notes BlogTalkRadio Director of Programming Philip Recchia.

“We look forward to growing our relationship with the PBS flagship station.”

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To watch Worldfocus online, or find your local PBS affiliate, click here.

To hear Worldfocus Radio on BlogTalkRadio, click here.

BlogTalkRadio Hosts Go Big-Time—on FOX—for Election Showdown

Way back in 2004, when John Kerry was challenging George W. Bush for the highest office in the land, few Americans had ever heard the word blog—let alone spent much of their free time devouring the most passionate and incisive among them.

What a difference an embattled administration makes.fox-btr-bbt-300x250

Today, blogging is not only the New Journalism, it’s a major force in shaping our nation’s political opinions.

So it should come as no surprise that FOX News Radio has selected eight of BlogTalkRadio’s most passionate and incisive hosts to voice their opinions about Election 2008 in the mainstream.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. ET, four hosts from our Heading Left Channel and four from Heading Right will square off during a weeklong, one-on-one tournament that will determine the best blog talker from each side of the political spectrum.

Election 2008: Battle of the Blog Talkers unfolds on FOX Across America, which is hosted by Spencer Hughes and carried on FOXNewsRadio.com and Sirius XM Radio.  (To hear more about this special, click here now.)

Lynne: Leading off the the left.

Lynne Lupien: Leading off the the left.

In Round 1, Spencer will moderate a debate between two Heading Left hosts, who will each have five minutes of uninterrupted time to respond to the same topic. Listeners then vote (via mobile-text message and online poll) for their favorite blog talker, who in turn moves onto Round 3. Meanwhile, two Heading Right hosts square off in Round 2, with the most popular moving onto Round 4. And in Round 5, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors go head to head.

After each round, the topics will be opened to discussion with Spencer, as well as with listeners calling into the show.

Then, throughout the week of Oct. 20, live from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT, the Heading Left and Heading Right victors will join Spencer in co-hosting a special FOX News Radio Election 2008 series.

Here are the BlogTalkRadio hosts who’ll be doing battle:

Chad Everson:

Chad Everson: Ready to do battle for the right.

Heading Left

-Lynne Lupien of Lowell, MA: Left Ahead!.

-Julie Pippert of Houston, TX: MOMocrats.

-David McLaughlin of Rome, GA: The Kudzu Vine.

-Tom D’Antoni of Portland, OR: D’Antoni and Levine.

Heading Right

-Kevin Ross of Los Angeles, CA: The Kevin Ross Show.

-Chad Everson of Princeton, MN: Grizzly Groundswell.

-Elizabeth Blackney of Bend, OR: Media Lizzy.

-Andrea Shea King of Cape Canaveral, FL: Andrea Shea King Show.

Once the war of words gets under way, we’ll be keeping your apprised of all the action, so— in addition to tuning into this historic series—be sure to check in here daily.