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Don King: ‘Obama’s Time Is America’s Time!’

Even by his own standards of grandiosity, Don King is pretty pumped these days.

After all, not only did he live to see the first African-American sworn in as our nation’s commander-in-chief, but he’s still out doing what he does best in this “new era of change.”

“We got Obama reaching out, so let’s help him reach out and touch someone,” Don (above, at the president’s January 20 inauguration) tells us.

“Obama's reaching out, so let’s help him reach out and touch someone,” Don (above, at the president’s January 20 inauguration) tells us.

That, of course, would be pro- moting fights – namely the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.”

On Saturday, Don will be front and center at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, as his latest protégé – lightweight champion Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell squares off against contender Ali “Rush Hour” Funeka.

And tonight at 10 p.m. ET, Don appears on Live from the MIA to tell host Lorenzo Thomas why this fight means more to him than any fight he has promoted since 1974 – when he burst onto the boxing scene with “The Rumble in the Jungle” – the first in a series of three match-ups between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.v-day-don-king-event1

“I feel wonderful because Amer- ica is coming of age. America was pregnant and she gave birth on January 20 to a baby named Hope Change Freedom,” says Don.

“And for those who have fallen in the struggle, fighting for, march- ing for and praying for freedom and equality – John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King – all these are fallen soldiers, but not forgotten.

“We got to rise to the occasion to bring America to its true fruition to fulfill its prophecy. One man, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

“Omaba’s time is America’s time!”

To hear Don King’s full interview, click here.

What’s Going On? BlogTalkRadio Highlights for February 10, 2009

Don King on BlogTalkRadio tonight at 10;00 p.m.

Don King on BlogTalkRadio tonight at 10 p.m.

by Deb

How are these highlights working for you? Are you finding they direct you to shows you might not otherwise found on your own? Hosts, are they bringing in new listeners? I’d love to hear how daily highlights are working for you.

I’m also interested in giving some of our less well-known hosts a boost.

So if you host a BlogTalkRadio show, send me your elevator pitch (deborahng(at)blogtalkradio(dot)com). Send a couple of paragraphs describing your show, plus an image of your show’s logo. I’ll post your elevator pitch here to help send new listeners your way.

Now, for today’s highlights, which are representative of the varied content BlogTalkRadio has to offer. As always, all times EST:

  • At 10:00 AM, join host Jim Burns on the Dad Talk Zone as talks about issues facing dads today.
  • Bob Kessinger of Cyber Patrol joins Dave and Bill this afternoon at 1:00 to discuss how to optimize safe and educational internet experiences for children while minimizing potential risks.
  • Football may be over for the season but Fantasy Buffet is still going strong at 11:00 a.m.
  • BlogTalkRadio’s Life Coach Sue, features a great guest today this morning at 11:00.Carol Dunlop is a dynamic fitness professional whose talent and innovative style has inspired many individuals to lead a healthy, fit lifestyle. Keep your commitment to stay fit in ’09 and give it a listen.
  • It’s Twitter Tuesday! Jason Crouch and Ken Cook welcome social media evangelist Bill Crosby today at noon.
  • This after noon at 1:00, Mom 2 Mom is featuring last minute valentines deals.
  • Garden Gal takes you into the garden to talk about things to do in February this afternoon at 1:30.
  • Today at 2:00, at the Army Bloggers Round Table, Col. Buckhout will discuss the designation of the new Electronic Warfare (EW) 29-series career field for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel.  (No, I don’t know what it means either, but I’m sure someone does!)
  • At 4:00, Betty Jo Tucker gets us into the Valentine’s spirit with great film love stories.
  • At 4;30 p.m., RatherBeWorking offers four practical things to do during a layoff.
  • Dr. Blogstein welcomes Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent, authors of How to LOVE Like a Hot Chick, tonight at 9:00.
  • Legendary boxing promoter Don King takes time out from touting his February 14 “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” to share his thoughts on the meaning of Barack Obama’s presidency with Lorenzo Thomas tonight at 10:00.
  • CNN’s Rick Sanchez joins Morning Media Menu to discuss his innovative broadcasts which incorporate Twitter, Facebook and MySpace to encourage viewer involvement.

Please see today’s On Air Schedule for a more in depth look at today’s programming.