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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
Wednesday, July 3 at
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,
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 RadioSirius 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
BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in
SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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instagram.com/siriusxm, and YouTube at
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