/C O R R E C T I O N -- SIRIUS XM Radio/
NEW YORK, July 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and CNN announced today that Soledad O'Brien will moderate a Black in America 2 live radio roundtable on which she and notable guests from the African-American community -- including educator Steve Perry and SIRIUS XM hosts Joe Madison and Mark Thompson -- will examine different facets of the African-American experience in today's world, continuing the conversation sparked by CNN's acclaimed television series Black in America.
The Black in America 2 radio roundtable will air live July 21 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET on The Power, XM channel 169. It will rebroadcast on SIRIUS XM Stars, SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155, on July 21 from 10:00 - 11:00 pm ET and July 22 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET. The broadcast will originate from SIRIUS XM's New York studios.
O'Brien and her guests will open up the phone lines and invite SIRIUS XM's diverse national audience to join the debate and dialogue, and to offer perspective from all ages, background and both genders. Topics will include education, health, and current events spanning social, political and cultural headlines and issues.
Soledad O'Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN Worldwide. Since joining the network in 2003, O'Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning and record-breaking documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today. She also covers political news as part of CNN's "Best Political Team on Television."
Steve Perry, Ed.D is a renowned author, educator and speaker. Joe Madison hosts a daily, call-in show on The Power, XM channel 169. Madison is recognized as a human and civil rights activist, abolitionist against slavery in Sudan and genocide in Darfur, television commentator, columnist, lecturer, labor and corporate spokesman, musician, and athlete. Mark Thompson is the host of Make it Plain, a live daily call-in show on SIRIUS XM's liberal channels on which he speaks passionately about political, social and economic issues from an African-American perspective. He is a minister and a political and human rights activist.
CNN will air the television companion series Black in America 2 on July 22 and July 23 at 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm ET.
For more information please visit www.sirius.com/politicaltalk and www.xmradio.com. To follow Black in America 2 production developments go to www.twitter.com/blackamericacnn and www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/black.in.america.
About SIRIUS XM Radio
SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering to subscribers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather.
SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffett, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge(R), The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Bob Edwards. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball(R), NASCAR(R), NBA, NHL(R), and PGA TOUR(R), and broadcasts major college sports.
SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart.
SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic(R) service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.
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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our substantial indebtedness; the businesses of SIRIUS and XM may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; the useful life of our satellites; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties; our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment; and general economic conditions. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS' and XM's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and XM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.
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