CNNs Soledad O'Brien discusses "Black In America 2" and her multi-cultural background
ANCHOR OF CNN'S "BLACK IN AMERICA 2" SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, SPANISH RESTAURATEUR NATALIE SANZ, AND GLOBAL ENTERTAINING EXPERT BARRY WINE SHARE THEIR ADVICE ABOUT REACHING BEYOND OUR USUAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCES. LISTEN ON-DEMAND!
SOLEDAD O'BRIEN anchor, reporter BLACK IN AMERICA 2 Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has reported for award-winning and record-breaking documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today. She also covers political news as part of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television.”
O’Brien’s most recent projects include CNN Presents: Black in America, a groundbreaking initiative that focused on the state of Black America 40 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2008, O’Brien was the first recipient of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Goodermote Humanitarian Award for her efforts while reporting on the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asia tsunami.
O’Brien is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is a graduate of Harvard University.
NATALIE SANZ restaurateur, sommelier
MORE HERE Natalie Sanz is the owner of Las Ramblas, an authentic Spanish tapas bar in New York City’s West Village. In addition to running the restaurant, Natalie holds a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education and earned her Sommelier Certification from the Sommelier Society of America.
BARRY WINE chef, restaurateur
Barry Wine was the chef and owner of the legendary Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, a trend setting restaurant in NY from 1975 until it closed in 1992 as part of the transaction in which Sony Corporation bought the AT&T Building where the restaurant was located. Barry now develops new restaurant concepts and consults with hotels groups and owners of important real estate projects providing advice on trends in the restaurant industry and guidance on concepts and operators. He is currently working for the owners of Rockefeller Center in New York City planning the future of the top two floors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza which house the The Rainbow Room, the iconic restaurant which opened in 1934.
This episode of "The Ceslie Show" originally broadcast live on 07.21.09