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Wynton Marsalis named CBS News Cultural Correspondent

Wynton Marsalis in Glasgow 2010
Phto credit: William Ellis

Here goes with the Press Release: (Full Text)

Wynton Marsalis, internationally acclaimed musician, composer and educator, has been named Cultural Correspondent for CBS. It was announced today by CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News.

In this role, Marsalis will provide insight into a broad range of cultural and educational developments on CBS THIS MORNING and CBS SUNDAY MORNING. His first CBS News appearance will be on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, as the nation observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday

COMMENT: YES! The jazz musician’s voice is the not-from-the-bulllshit-zone, non-Autotuned, unpranked, disintermediated , authentic, generous-spirited voice. EXACTLY what the media needs in an era where trust has broken down. In the UK we had Humph. We now have Jamie. And are immeasurably better for it.

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