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Buzz: A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power, storytelling with Chenoweth
From a News Release, posted Nov. 4, 2010
2010-12-01

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USA NETWORK AND THE MOTH, PRESENT A MORE PERFECT UNION: STORIES OF PREJUDICE AND POWER

A CHARACTERS UNITE STORYTELLING EVENT WITH HOST KRISTIN CHENOWETH

Mos Def, Simon Doonan, Aimee Mullins, Wes Moore and Sirdeaner Walker to Share Personal Experiences with Discrimination and Bigotry, On Monday, December 6th at The New York Public Library

Presented locally by Time Warner Cable's East Region/NYCKristin Chenoweth ( Host ) , Tom Brokaw, Mos Def ( Storyteller; Actor and Hip Hop Artist ) , Simon Doonan ( Storyteller; Creative Director at Barney's New York ) , Aimee Mullins ( Storyteller; Paralympian/Actress ) , Wes Moore ( Storyteller; Author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates ) , Sirdeaner Walker ( Storyteller; Anti-Bullying Activist ) , Sendhil Ramamurthy ( Covert Affairs ) , Bonnie Hammer ( President, NBCU Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions ) , Chris McCumber ( EVP, Marketing, Digital and Brand Strategy ) , Joan Firestone ( Executive Director, The Moth ) , Christopher Gorham ( Covert Affairs ) , Frederick Weller ( In Plain Sight ) , Tim DeKay ( White Collar ) , Tiffani Thiessen ( White Collar ) , Kari Matchett ( Covert Affairs ) , Willie Garson ( White Collar ) , Peter Gallagher ( Covert Affairs ) , Anne Dudek ( Covert Affaris ) , Sarah Shahi ( Fairly Legal ) , Michael Trucco ( Fairly Legal ) , Reshma Shetty ( Royal Pains ) and Dulé Hill ( Psych )

USA Network and The Moth's Storytelling Event: "A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power."

USA Network is taking Characters Unite, its multi-platform public service campaign to combat prejudice and discrimination, into communities and high schools across the country through a special partnership with The Moth, the renowned nonprofit storytelling organization, and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors ( MVPD ) . The partnership includes Characters Unite-themed Moth "Mainstage" storytelling shows in five cities nationwide. Each Mainstage show features five storytellers sharing a true, personal experience of facing bigotry or discrimination.

The NYC show is part of USA's Characters Unite Month, which kicks off November 22, and will include: original programming, on-air promotion and PSAs, extensive online content including a new Facebook-based game, educational programs, a new national poll, the announcement of the winners of the Characters Unite Awards, and more. For more information on Characters Unite and Characters Unite Month go to www.charactersunite.com .

A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power is presented locally in NYC by Time Warner Cable. The tour's first stop was in New Orleans in October and will head to Chicago, Denver and Seattle next.

Monday, December 6th

6:00 PM: MEDIA CHECK-IN

6:45 PM: ARRIVALS

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Entrance on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues


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