Iconic Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Empowers Women with Special Broadcast on SiriusXM

On "Norma Kamali Presents: Hey Baby," the acclaimed designer combats objectification of women

Special features interviews with iconic women including Gloria Steinem, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Venus Williams and Christine Quinn

Kamali to sit down with studio audience and take calls from across the country for live Q & A session

Dec 04, 2012, 12:06 ET from Sirius XM Radio

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that fashion icon Norma Kamali will host "Norma Kamali Presents: Hey Baby," a three-hour special broadcast event that is part of Kamali's campaign to stop and bring awareness to the objectification that women face in their daily lives.

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"Norma Kamali Presents: Hey Baby" will air on December 5 from 10:00 am ET1:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars channel 107.  

Exclusively for SiriusXM, Kamali sat down for intimate interviews with iconic, high-profile, successful women who have overcome objectification in their own lives so that their stories, advice and personal reflections could be shared with millions of listeners nationwide. Kamali's interviews on "Hey Baby" include: Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning artist/LGBT advocate Cyndi Lauper; comedian/actress/activist Margaret Cho; famed American feminist/activist/author Gloria Steinem; tennis champion/ Olympic Gold medalist/activist/designer Venus Williams; co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe"/bestselling author Mika Brzezinski; New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and rock icon Joan Jett will air from 10:00 am12:00 pm ET.

Kamali will host a live, call-in show from SiriusXM studios in New York City in front of a studio audience comprised of SiriusXM listeners for the last hour of the special from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET.

"As a fashion designer since 1967, I have seen women feeling not pretty enough, thin enough or in the right fashion. I realize now that objectification—experienced in the workplace, the home and in all types of media and advertising—is the main reason," said Norma Kamali. "I have always tried to empower women by creating clothing that makes them feel and look as good as possible. Now, with this special and campaign, I hope to cast the spotlight on this important issue and open the lines of communication for both women and men."

"Norma Kamali has always been an inspiration to millions, from her work as one of the preeminent fashion designers of our time to her dedication to causes," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are honored to have worked with her on this extraordinary special that will inspire our listeners."  

After the live broadcast, "Norma Kamali Presents: Hey Baby" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.

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