And, you thought it couldn't get any hotter in August...
Michel Martin will bring the heat when she hosts a special LIVE broadcast of Tell Me More on Friday August 5, 2011 from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference in Philadelphia.
As part of the broadcast, Michel will explore what a new jobs report — expected out Friday, August 5th — means for state of the U.S. economy.
Our LIVE guests will include Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah, who will share the stories of how his Philadelphia district is weathering the tough economic climate. Award-winning financial journalist Stacey Tisdale — featured on PBS, NBC's Today show, and the Oprah Winfrey show — will add her unique perspective to that conversation.
Plus, we will explore the question of Diversity in the Media. Michel will be joined by CNN Executive Mark Whitaker, NABJ's Vice-President of Broadcast Bob Butler, Journal-isms' Richard Prince and Latoya Peterson of the popular blog Racialicious.com.
And we're bringing one of our hottest segments to Philadelphia - The Barbershop. Freelance journalist Jimi Izrael, author of the book, "The Denzel Principle," is joined by Arsalan Iftikhar, a civil rights attorney, founder of themuslimguy.com and Managing Editor of The Crescent Post; and Ron Christie, a Republican strategist and former aide to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. And to give this Barbershop that unique Philadelphia flavor, native son and self-described hip-hop intellectual Professor Marc Lamont Hill joins in to talk about everything from politics to sports.
Tell Me More's Sanaz Meshkinpour, John Ketchum and Davar Ardalan will also join host Michel Martin at the NABJ broadcast.