On PR Newswire: Moonves Releases Statement, Red Cross Readies Hurricane Florence Response, Amanpour Leads New Late-Night Series

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy.


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Statement by Leslie Moonves on His Leaving CBS

“For the past 24 years it has been an incredible privilege to lead CBS’s renaissance and transformation into a leading global media company. The best part of this journey has been working alongside the dedicated and talented people in this company. Together, we built CBS into a destination where the best in the business come to work and succeed. Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am. Effective immediately I will no longer be Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS.”

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on New Steps to Address Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use

More than a year ago, the FDA unveiled a broad policy to reduce the death and disease caused by smoking. Smoking remains the No. 1 preventable cause of death in America, killing nearly half a million people a year. If we aren’t successful in more sharply reducing the rate of addiction to tobacco, then we’ll continue to see this needless death and disease. FDA’s new legal authorities to regulate tobacco ‒ as part of the Tobacco Control Act ‒ empowered us to alter this trajectory.


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New Late-Night Public Affairs Series Amanpour and Company Premieres with Headlining Guests Christine Lagarde and Kellyanne Conway

The new one-hour late-night public affairs series Amanpour and Company premiered nationwide on Sept. 10 on PBS with a special episode at 10 p.m. EDT (check local listings), followed by a second episode airing in the series’ regularly scheduled 11 p.m. EDT hour (check local listings).

Red Cross Prepares for Massive Relief Response as Hurricane Florence Nears U.S. Coast

The American Red Cross is preparing for a large relief effort across multiple states as Hurricane Florence continues its march toward the East Coast. This is a dangerous storm predicted to grow even stronger and the Red Cross urges people in its path to obey evacuation orders and get ready now.


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Hennessy Announces a Collaboration with Legendary Director Ridley Scott Who Returns to Advertising After 15 years to Direct Upcoming ‘Hennessy X.O – Worlds of Greatness’ Campaign

Ridley Scott returns to advertising to direct his first commercial in over 15 years for the world’s best-selling cognac, Hennessy. Scott partners with Hennessy for a series of groundbreaking commercials for the Hennessy X.O cognac, which will premiere globally in 2019. Complementing the idea that, “Each drop of Hennessy X.O is an Odyssey,” the director of Alien, Bladerunner and Gladiator creates an epic visual journey that explores seven taste-scapes in a surreal, sensory narrative.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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