The Lope: Soledad O'Brien

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Soledad O'Brien

CNN reporter Soledad O'Brien spoke yesterday in Hutchinson, Kansas, as part of the Dillon Lecture Series.

Soledad (don't you love that name?) blended talk of news coverage with her own history of dealing with racial issues. Her mother is Cuban and her father is Australian; when they married in 1958, they had to do so in DC because inter-racial marriage was illegal in Maryland where they lived. She also spoke of the best advice her mother ever gave her. "Most people are idiots", her mom said.

I shot photos for Patsy's blog. See her story, here.

I really should have planned to take O'Brien's picture with Ace, considering his history with CNN. Yeah, I'm slipping.


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