NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that New York Times® bestselling author James Patterson will sit down for an in-depth Q&A session with special guest Grant Hill and an audience of SiriusXM listeners on Friday, June 7, at SiriusXM's studios in New York City.
Patterson -- the New York Times® bestselling author of, among others, the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett , Women's Murder Club, and Witch and Wizard series -- will sit down with special guest NBA All-Star Grant Hill in front of a studio audience at SiriusXM's New York City headquarters for one hour to take questions. Topics will include the author's upcoming adult thriller Second Honeymoon and his latest young adult novel Middle School: How I Survived the Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill. Patterson and Hill will also speak of their unwavering commitment to childhood literacy and improving lives through reading.
"Our SiriusXM Town Hall series gives voice to true leaders. James Patterson and Grant Hill are the best in their fields, and have come together on behalf of childhood literacy," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We cannot wait to hear their thoughts on this important topic, as well as hear them talk about their remarkable careers in literature and sports."Hosted by SiriusXM's Pete Dominick, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with James Patterson and special guest Grant Hill" will premiere on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 pm on SiriusXM Indie, channel 104 with a replay on Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 pm. Encore presentations will air on SiriusXM Stars, channel 106 on Monday, July 1 at 7:00 am; Wednesday, July 3 at 8:00 am; Friday, July 5 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 6 at 9:00 am (all times ET). "SiriusXM's Town Hall with James Patterson and special guest Grant Hill" will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information. Known for his fast-paced, action-packed thrillers, James Patterson has sold more than 280 million books worldwide and holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, 51, of any author. His desire to get his son to read more led him to pursue pro-reading initiatives, such as scholarships, book donations, and the creation of the #1 pro-reading non-profit website on the internet, ReadKiddoRead.com. Grant Hill, a seven-time NBA All-Star, recently announced his retirement after a nineteen-year career in the NBA. Hill is a believer in community investment and is resolute about volunteering his time and efforts to furthering childhood literacy. Stand Up! with Pete Dominick airs live weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 am ET, replaying from 6:00 – 9:00 am PT, on Indie, SiriusXM channel 104. Inspired by his fascination with politics, public policy and social issues, Dominick approaches everything with his razor sharp wit and tongue, challenging listeners to take a stand and keep an open mind. Dominick explores everything from foreign policy and economics to parenting and education, as well as the day's top stories, with expert guests and listeners nationwide. SiriusXM's Indie channel features daily shows hosted by Dominick, Covino & Rich and Jay Thomas, plus shows from Rotten Tomatoes, Neil Strauss and others. For more information, please visit www.siriusxm.com. About Sirius XM Radio Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 24.4 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. On social media, join the SiriusXM community on Facebook, facebook.com/siriusxm, Twitter, twitter.com/siriusxm, Instagram, instagram.com/siriusxm, and YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxm. This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our competitive position versus other forms of radio and audio services; our dependence upon automakers; general economic conditions; failure of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured; our ability to attract and retain subscribers at a profitable level; royalties we pay for music rights; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; rapid technological and industry change; failure of third parties to perform; changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement; and our substantial indebtedness. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( http://www.sec.gov ). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. P-SIRI
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