Wynton Marsalis Named As New Cultural Correspondent At CBS News

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by Cynthia Reid
December 19, 2011 10:46 AM
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Here's some welcoming news recently announced...Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis has just been named Cultural Correspondent for CBS news division according to Deadline.

So what exactly does that mean?  Well, basically, Marsalis will provide insight into a broad range of cultural and educational developments on CBS This Morning and CBS Sunday Morning.

60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager stated..."Wynton Marsalis and CBS News have a strong connection that goes back many years.  His appearances on 60 Minutes, including his part in our tribute to the great Ed Bradley, were memorable, and the beautiful sounds of his trumpet adorn the network every single week with the fanfare that opens Sunday Morning. Now our viewers will benefit from a regular dose of his insights and observations about American culture."

Marsalis feels "honored" to be joining the CBS family and adds..."I look forward to sharing with viewers the incredible variety and richness of our national culture — from ballet to the blues, from barbecue to the backbeat."

His first CBS News appearance will be on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, as the nation observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

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