Rochelle Oliver Joins CNN as Guest Panelist
for LIVE Prime-Time Special “The N Word” with Don Lemon.
Miami, Fla. (July 2, 2013) – Filmmaker and producer Rochelle Oliver, who is well known for creating the viral YouTube video The Halloween Hoodie Campaign in 2012, joined CNN as a guest panelist alongside actor LeVar Burton, musician Wynton Marsalis, activist Tim Wise, editor Michael Skolnik and professor Marc Lamont Hill for “The N Word,” a prime-time special hosted by Don Lemon on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 7p.m.
Additional guests Donna Brazile and Safiya Songhai were among the esteemed panel invited to discuss the racial slurs being used by Paula Deen and discussed in the State vs. George Zimmerman trial, in which Rachel Jeantel testified that Trayvon Martin used the word cracker to describe Zimmerman.
The CNN special drew 612,000 viewers, well over the average 468,000 viewers. In the key 25-54 news demographic. “The N Word” drew 218,000 viewers. The show also trended on Twitter.
Rochelle Oliver’s unabashed stance against the N word made her a fan favorite on social networks including Erin Burnett, the host of CNN’s OutFront quoted Oliver on Twitter:
[“@Rochelle_Oliver One of the most underrated reporters with the people’s view. Can’t wait to get a sit down with this ambitious talent. #EPIC] tweeted by @ThaRealCashKidd
[“@Rochelle_Oliver show, the timing was necessary to once again re-address the responsibility with speech #TheNWordCNN”] tweeted by @NehemiahFlow
About Rochelle Oliver
Rochelle Oliver is a filmmaker, producer and journalist experienced in creating captivating cross-platform storytelling. Oliver produced and directed two commercials that aired online and nationally on Current TV, and created the Halloween Hoodie Campaign, which became a viral sensation and placed Rochelle Oliver into more than 500 million homes around the word. As an entertainment correspondent for the CW News at 10 (WSFL), she developed one-minute segments that aired online and broadcasted to 1.5 million homes in South Florida. She also produced and booked national guests for a leading online show, The World Desk with John Yearwood for The Miami Herald. RochelleOliver.com
Get in contact with Rochelle Oliver by email info@RochelleOliver.com or call (805) 364-4431