Sunday, September 26, 2021

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New Yorkers voice concerns about the creation of not one, but two draft maps for congressional and state voting districts; and providers ask the Supreme Court to act on Texas' new abortion law.

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The January 6th committee subpoenas former Trump officials; a Senate showdown looms over the debt ceiling; the CDC okays COVID boosters for seniors; and advocates testify about scams targeting the elderly.

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A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

Mark Scheerer

Mark Scheerer is an award-winning broadcast journalist based in New York City with over 45 years of experience in reporting everything from world affairs to world premieres. He was a Correspondent for "Good Morning America" 1987-1989. From 1989 to 2001, Scheerer was a Correspondent for CNN’s “Showbiz Today,” covering Music, Film and Television. In 1983, ABC Radio News named him its Reporter-On-The-Road. He spent 6 years reporting on, among other things, “A Night With Charlie Company – With the U.S. Marines in Beirut,” which won a National Headliner Award in 1984. In the early Eighties, Scheerer served as News Director at WMET-FM, Chicago. Prior to that, he created news departments at WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, WEBN-FM, Cincinnati, and WIOT-FM, Toledo. His versatility was in evidence on the pages of The New York Times, where Scheerer wrote the weekly College Hockey Report from 2003 to 2005. After leaving CNN in 2001, he co-founded a video production company, RightSize Media; anchored newscasts on Air America radio network and WQXR-FM, New York.


Honors and Awards: Grand Award, International Radio Festival for Best Informational Programming for "Athletes as Role Models." 1986 Ohio State Award for "ABC News Radio Vietnam Update: Ten Years Later." Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Best Documentary by a Chicago station for “Handgun Control and John Lennon’s Death."

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Urban affairs, media

Local Expertise: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Toledo

Location: New York City, NY

Demographic Expertise: Seniors, urban minimum wage workers

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