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Gayle King to Host "Trayvon's Tragedy: Race and Judgment," a Live, Call-in Special on SiriusXM

King invites listeners across the country to join candid conversation to explore the impact Trayvon Martin's death has had on the nation and the influence it will have on future social and legal issues

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that Gayle King will return to the satellite radio airwaves to host "Trayvon's Tragedy: Race and Judgment," a live, one-hour call-in special to discuss the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, the impact it is having on our country and the explosive dialogue it has ignited about issues including race, prejudice, justice and citizens' rights.

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"Trayvon's Tragedy: Race and Judgment" will air live on Tuesday, April 3 at 12:00 pm ET simultaneously on Oprah Radio (XM channel 111/Sirius channel 204 with Sirius Premier) and The Power (channel 128). Encore presentations will air throughout the week across a diverse lineup of channels including April 3 at 9:00 pm, April 7 at 10:00 am and 9:00 pm and April 8 at 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Oprah Radio; April 5 at 10:00 am on flagship talk channel SiriusXM Stars (channel 107); April 5 and April 6 at 5:00 pm on The Power; and April 5 at 9:00 pm on progressive talk channel SiriusXM Left (channel 127/all times ET). 

Will Trayvon's murder—and the conversation it sparked—be a catalyst for lasting change in this country? King will dig into the impact this tragedy has on the entire country, exploring these questions and the many other issues on people's minds. Listeners of all races, backgrounds and ages are encouraged to join the conversation by calling 888-4-GAYLEK (888-442-9535) and posting questions via Twitter @OprahRadio.

"I believe it is very important to continue to shine a light on this case and talk to America about the death of Trayvon Martin," said Gayle King. "SiriusXM is the ideal forum for me to talk to listeners and really hear what they are thinking. Some people believe this case is cut and dried, but there are always two sides to a story. This is an important and difficult conversation. I want listeners to speak candidly about their feelings, what they think, and what this moment means for us, individually and as a country."

"Gayle King will lead a thought-provoking and candid conversation about Trayvon Martin on SiriusXM," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We welcome her back to her longtime radio home for this special event which will air across a diverse lineup of channels, offering millions of SiriusXM subscribers the opportunity to be part of this important discussion."

Gayle King is a co-host of "CBS This Morning" and Editor-at-Large of O, the Oprah Magazine. From September 2006November 2011 she hosted The Gayle King Show—a live, daily call-in show on which she offered her perspective on current events, cultural trends, politics and entertainment and interviewed celebrities, newsmakers and public figures—on SiriusXM's Oprah Radio.

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