Talk Radio Comes To The UN For A Day
June 6, 2008 at 5:19 AM (PT)
More than 10 talk-show hosts interviewed over 40 UNITED NATIONS staffers to mark the third annual Talk Radio Day at UN Headquarters in NEW YORK. The hosts, from across the political spectrum, included AL SHARPTON, as well as hosts from AIR AMERICA, FOX NEWS RADIO, ABC SATELLITE SERVICES, RADIO AMERICA, WESTWOOD ONE, HILTN and CBS RADIO NETWORK.
CBS Talk WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS' JACK RICE told the UN News Center that many AMERICANS were not well informed about the UN. "I want people to understand what the UN is designed to do, what it tries to do, what it successfully does, and sometimes what it fails to do, and all of those things are valuable," he said.
AHMAD FAWZI, Dir./News and Media Division at the UN, said this was the third time the event has been held. "We have been looking for ways to connect with the AMERICAN public, wherever they are -- middle AMERICA, East Coast, West Coast -- to reach the AMERICAN heartland," he said.