Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 7, 2008




Barenaked Ladies to appear in Birmingham on Friday

Adult Alternative CIDR-FM 93.9, The River, will present Canadian pop/rock sensations The Barenaked Ladies at Borders Books and Music in Birmingham on Friday, May 9th. The band is promoting their new children's music CD "Snacktime", which contains 24 original songs for kids. This promotional tour consists of 7 U.S. stops, including Birmingham.

The band will be performing songs from "Snacktime" live, beginning at 3:30pm. 93.9 The River's Gnyp will host the event with a live broadcast on The River.

Admission is free and open to all ages. Capacity is limited, so get there early to secure your spot! Borders Books and Music is located at 34300 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, (248) 203 - 0005.



Michigan Radio Welcomes Cokie Roberts to Ann Arbor

Michigan Radio, the University of Michigan's WUOM-FM 91.7 Ann Arbor / WFUM-FM 91.1 Flint / WVGR-FM 104.1 Grand Rapids, and the Ann Arbor District Library will host an evening with journalist Cokie Roberts as she discusses her new book Ladies of Liberty: Women Who Shaped Our Nation on Monday, May 19 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The event, which will include a book signing, will be held at The Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty in Ann Arbor. Admission to the event is free.

Cokie Roberts serves as Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. In addition to her responsibilities at NPR, she has covered Congress, politics and public policy for the past fifteen years at ABC News. In her more than thirty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including two Emmys. Roberts has won numerous awards at NPR, including the highest honor in public radio, the Edward R. Murrow Award. She was the first broadcast journalist to win the highly prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress. She has also been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting.

In Ladies of Liberty: Women Who Shaped Our Nation, Roberts tells the story of remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation forward, from the election of John Adams in 1796 to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. Roberts reveals the often surprising and compelling stories of determined and passionate women who courageously faced the challenges of the times and laid the groundwork for a better society.

More information about this event is available at



Detroit News:

WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) will pay tribute to its venerable anchorwoman Diana Lewis , who is celebrating 40 years in TV news. The tribute will serve as a special report during tonight's 11 p.m. newscast. The East Coast native got her start in her hometown as a producer for WPVI-TV (Channel 6), the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia. Lewis, 65, has been with WXYZ off and on through the years since 1977... Tuned in (Wed, 5/7)







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