June 6, 2013

SiriusXM to Broadcast Exclusive Town Hall Special with New York Times® Bestselling Author James Patterson and Special Guest NBA Legend Grant Hill

Patterson, Hill to sit down with studio audience for an intimate conversation focusing on their shared passion for literacy advocacy
SiriusXM's Pete Dominick to host Town Hall

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. 

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Patterson -- the New York Times® bestselling author of, among others, the Alex Cross, Michael BennettWomen'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.

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