NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will sit down for a Q&A broadcast with an audience of SiriusXM listeners and guests at the SiriusXM studios in Manhattan.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cardinal Dolan," a two-hour broadcast event, will air live nationwide on The Catholic Channel (SiriusXM channel 129) on Tuesday, May 8 (6:00-8:00 pm ET). The special will be moderated by Catholic Channel program director Father Jonathan Morris and Tim Farley, program director and host on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S, the 24/7 non-partisan channel dedicated to "The Politics of the United States." Cardinal Dolan, Fr. Jonathan and Farley will discuss a variety of topics - including religion, politics and current events - before opening it up to the SiriusXM subscribers in the audience who will have the opportunity to ask the Cardinal their questions live on air.
The event is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, an intimate gathering with an iconic figure and an audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Coach K, Tom Petty and Coldplay.
"I am looking forward to being with SiriusXM listeners and a live audience for this Town Hall," said Cardinal Dolan. "SiriusXM and The Catholic Channel have allowed me to connect with Catholics – and people of all faiths – from across the United States and Canada. This Town Hall will give me the opportunity to spend time with listeners, and talk to them about what's most on their minds."
"We are honored and proud to have Cardinal Dolan as part of our Town Hall series, where our subscribers can get close to some of the world's most intriguing people," said Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM. "Cardinal Dolan's engaging, open, and often entertaining, personality will provide a unique experience for all of our listeners."
Cardinal Dolan can be heard every week on SiriusXM hosting his talk show, Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, (Thursdays at 12:00 pm ET) on The Catholic Channel. On the program, Cardinal Dolan interviews special guests and addresses a variety of topics from current events to faith, entertainment, literature and sports. The show replays several times throughout the week. Produced by the Archdiocese of New York and SiriusXM, The Catholic Channel airs nationally 7 days a week/24 hours a day, offering listeners contemporary talk hosted by members of the clergy and distinguished laity from across America.
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