or


[01/20/07 - 09:14 PM]
Bono to Receive Naacp Chairman's Award
The honor will be presented to him during the March 2 live broadcast of the 38th NAACP Image Awards on FOX.

[via press release from FOX]

BONO TO RECEIVE NAACP CHAIRMAN�S AWARD

NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE Friday, March 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX

Musician and activist Bono will receive the NAACP Chairman�s Award, which will be presented to him during the March 2, 2007 live broadcast of the 38th NAACP Image Awards on FOX (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), it was announced today by Vicangelo Bulluck, executive producer of the telecast.

The Chairman�s Award, chosen by NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.

�Bono has been an inspiration to many people around the world through his music and humanitarian efforts,� said Bond. �We are delighted to honor him with this award in recognition of the difference he has made, and to acknowledge his ongoing campaigning to actively engage Americans from all walks of life in the fight against extreme poverty and the global AIDS pandemic.�

�The Chairman�s Award is one of three special NAACP Image Awards that will be presented this year,� stated NAACP Image Awards Chairman Clayola Brown. �The other previously announced honors include the Hall of Fame Award to be presented to Bill Cosby and the President�s Award being given to Soledad O�Brien. I think our honorees this year are diverse and inspiring. It should make for a very exciting and culturally informative show.�

Bono is the lead singer of Irish rock band U2. The band have sold over 130 million albums and won numerous awards for their music, including 22 Grammys. Bono is also a passionate and entrepreneurial advocate in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa.

Bono�s interest in Africa was ignited after he and his wife, Ali, spent a month working at a feeding camp in Ethiopia in 1985.

In 1986, U2 headlined the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope Tour. In 1998, Bono became involved in the Jubilee campaign to �Drop the Debt� of the world�s poorest nations. Four years later, he and Bobby Shriver created a new advocacy organization called DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa).

In 2004, with leaders from 90 other anti-poverty organizations, Bono helped launch ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History, which today includes 2.4 million members united in the fight against extreme poverty.

Bono has lobbied U.S. Presidents and Congressional leaders, along with the heads of many other G8 nations, on behalf of DATA�s agenda. In 2005 DATA�s efforts contributed to the G8 decision to cancel the debts of the world�s poorest countries and provide $25 billion in additional annual development assistance to Africa by 2010.

Also in 2005, in an effort to increase trade opportunities and sustainable long-term employment in developing nations, Ali Hewson, Bono and designer Rogan Gregory launched EDUN, an ethically-sourced high-fashion clothing company.

And in 2006, Bono and Bobby Shriver joined with international corporate leaders to launch Product (RED), a new organization that is raising awareness about the AIDS crisis in Africa and driving millions of dollars into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

For his music and activism Bono was awarded the Legion D'Honneur (2003) and named one of Time magazine�s Persons of the Year 2005, along with Bill and Melinda Gates. In December 2006 it was announced that Bono will also be awarded an honorary British knighthood.

Major sponsors of the 38th NAACP Image Awards are FedEx, Verizon and General Motors. Additional sponsors include Allstate Insurance Company, American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Chrysler, Diageo and Sprint.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation�s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

For more information on the NAACP Image Awards, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.

[05/02/16 - 09:19 AM]
Discovery Impact's "Sonic Sea" Looks at Ocean Noise Pollution - Premieres May 19
Narrated by Academy(R) Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams, the film features interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy Award-winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting.

[05/02/16 - 09:06 AM]
Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award and Perform Medley of Greatest Hits at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Spears joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and collaborations with Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Demi Lovato.

[05/02/16 - 09:00 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Outcast" Debuts June 3
The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman, and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black.

[05/02/16 - 08:57 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Little Big Shots" Tops Demo Race for NBC
The Peacock and ABC share the night's adults 18-49 crown.

[05/02/16 - 08:28 AM]
HGTV Renews Mother/Daughter Home Reno Series "Good Bones"
The 12-episode second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.

[05/02/16 - 08:04 AM]
ESPN Selects Seven Big Ten College Football Games for 2016 Saturday Prime Time
The schedule features eight Big Ten teams, including three teams in the ESPN.com way too early preseason rankings: No. 3 Michigan, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 17 Iowa.

[05/02/16 - 07:48 AM]
Investigation Discovery Has Best April Ever in Prime Delivery & Continues Reign as Top Network for Women
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.