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College of the Mainland
Juneteenth Celebration
News Release
Thursday, May 28, 2009

TEXAS CITY – KHOU-TV Channel 11 news anchor Len Cannon will speak on “The Redeemed Race” at College of the Mainland’s Juneteenth celebration Wednesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. in the Teaching Auditorium (L-131).

Cannon is an award-winning reporter and anchor who has covered stories around the block, around the nation and around the World -- everything from hurricanes to forest fires. Some of his most memorable assignments include: The 9/11 attack on New York City's World Trade Center; flying in a B-52 bomber on a bombing mission to Kosovo; and covering two Olympics -- the 1996 games in Atlanta and the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia.

A big supporter of the Big Brother program, Cannon has mentored numerous students over the years.  He joined Channel 11 three years ago following work as a correspondent on NBC Dateline and anchor of the evening news at the Fox affiliate in New York City.

The Juneteenth celebration at COM includes poetry by Dashae D. Gray, entertainment by Karrington Anderson and music by D.J. Terry Jackson.

COM Professor Emeritus Alex Pratt will present a brief history of Juneteenth.

The public is invited to this free community event.

For more information, call 409-938-1211 or 888-258-8859, ext. 206.

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