12/16/11

Wynton Marsalis Named CBS News Cultural Correspondent

Marsalis will contribute to ‘CBS This Morning’ and ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Wynton Marsalis has been named Cultural Correspondent for CBS, it was announced by CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News. In this role, Marsalis will provide insight into a broad range of cultural and educational developments on CBS This Morningand CBS Sunday Morning. His first CBS News appearance will be on January 16, 2012, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

2 Comments

  • Dec 16, 2011 at 09:34PM Jeyabalen Balasingam

    Disappointing choice. A mediocre player who is very good at promoting himself rather improve on his trumpet playing. This is the chap who,while wet between his ears, criticised the great Miles Davis. His recordings are mediocre and the music often forgettable. He is nothing more than a poster boy for the white establishment that runs the music industry.

  • Dec 17, 2011 at 04:53PM Rand

    Have to disagree-Mr Marasalis, makes you want to learn. Regardless of what you think of his playing, he teaches and is a good spokesperson for jazz.

    No one is perfect, not Mr. Marsalis or Mr Davis, how about we embrace how each bring instead of trying to just tear someone down. There is room for everyone.

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