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PEN America Litfest gala

PEN America awarded the new Dan Eldon Courage in Journalism award to Julie K. Brown for her reporting on the Jeffrey Epstein case.  Amy and I presented the award at the annual PEN America Litfest gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, chaired by the incomparable Creative Visions supporter, Jamie Wolf.
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Television Industry Advocacy Award

What an honor to present the Television Industry Advocacy Award to my hero Isha Sesay, a globally acclaimed author, speaker and former CNN anchor (for 13 years on CNN 360).  Isha wrote part of her book, “Beneath the Tamarind Tree”, about the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria, in our guest house. She is one of the most courageous journalists I know, and a deeply cherished fairy godchild.
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Visit to Planet Home

Highlight of my visit to Planet Home, a gathering of hundreds of individuals concerned about human’s role in creating climate change, was spending time with Xiuhtezcatl, founder of Earth Guardians.  Please learn more here:
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