NEW YORK, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that Naomi Judd—Grammy® award-winner, New York Times bestselling author, TV host and motivational speaker—will host Think Twice, a limited-run six-week series of live, call-in interview shows on which she will inspire, educate and challenge listeners around the country to "think twice" about topics that are both controversial and fascinating, including relationships, current events, politics, creationism vs. evolution and more.
Think Twice will launch on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am ET on SiriusXM Stars ch. 107 and air Fridays through July 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET. Ashley Judd— author, feminist, actor, wife, advocate and public speaker—will be Judd's first guest for the hour for the debut show, marking their first-ever sit-down interview together. They will explore topics including the dynamics of the mother-daughter relationship. Encore presentations of Think Twice will air Saturdays from 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars.
"I'm a communicator," said Naomi Judd. "Whether I'm expressing myself through a book, one of my speaking engagements or chatting one-on-one with a stranger on the street, I have an insatiable curiosity about human behavior and for questioning the status quo, and can't wait to connect with SiriusXM listeners across the country to share both our common and different experiences and take on issues."
"Naomi Judd has been an award-winning iconic music star with a faithful following. Now she brings her outspoken and singular personality to a forum where she can interact with her millions of fans anywhere in the country," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Naomi is engaging, inquisitive, has a sharp sense of humor and her guest list will be surprising—'Think Twice' won't be your typical talk show."
Future guests on Think Twice include Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Institutes of Health and Dr. Helen Morrison, a forensic psychiatrist specializing in serial killers.
Naomi Judd was first known to the world as half of the iconic country music duo, The Judds, selling over 20 million albums, winning 6 Grammys and countless country music awards. That success opened the door to becoming a New York Times bestselling author, TV host and motivational speaker for the oft-described "Star Next Door." At the pinnacle of her musical career, Judd was stricken with the deadly Hepatitis C virus in 1990 and was given only three years to live. With characteristic inner strength and pluck, the former RN dove into studying the mind, body, spirit connection and now counts experts in the field as close friends. Fully cured today, Naomi continues to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds with her drive for knowledge and real-life rags to riches story.
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