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MLK Day: Community Art
January 25, 2009

I shot this story on MLK Day (2009) and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of this mural. A local clinic in North Houston (Yale near Crosstimbers) agreed to let volunteers paint on the side of the brick building to honor Dr. King and newly sworn in, President Obama. People who wanted to answer President Obama’s “call to service” found this community event either online, in their church or by word of mouth. About 150 people showed up from around the city.  Here’s a link to my story that aired:






TRIVIA: Did you know that Independence Heights (in North Houston) was the first city in Texas to be incorporated by African-Americans?

Photos taken by: Noel Freeman

Viewer’s Guide To The 2009 Inauguration
January 19, 2009

Inauguration Swearing-in Ceremony – BROADCAST LIVE AT 10:30 a.m. CST

NBC: A special edition of “Today” from Washington kicks off coverage at 4 a.m. (KNBC-TV Channel 4 will carry local coverage until 7 a.m.) Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and Lester Holt lead a special report from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Williams will anchor an hourlong edition of “NBC Nightly News,” along with a live prime-time special at 10 p.m. with reports from the balls and special guests.

MSNBC: Twenty-one hours of coverage kick off at 3 a.m. with “Morning Joe” from a Capitol Hill restaurant. Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Eugene Robinson take over at 7 a.m. Live reporting continues until midnight.

Univision: Coverage begins at 4 a.m. with “Despierta America.” Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas take over at 8 a.m., followed by live coverage of the parade and a special edition of the prime-time news magazine “Aqui y Ahora.”