On PR Newswire: Kevin Hart to Host MDA Telethon, Martha Stewart Launches CBD Line, Americans are Making Fall Travel Plans

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:

Muscular Dystrophy Association 2020 Telethon host Kevin Hart

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Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Relaunch of Iconic Telethon Hosted by Actor and Comedian Kevin Hart

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced on Sept. 9 the relaunch of its legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon with Kevin Hart joining as host. The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon will be a 2-hour special airing globally on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. EDT (streaming partners to be announced), giving audiences the opportunity to support the essential work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Kevin Hart’s Help From the Hart Charity. Hart will be joined by celebrity guests including Jack Black, Usain Bolt, Josh Gad, Michael B. Jordan, Eva Longoria, Jillian Mercado, and more.

Martha Stewart CBD product line

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Martha Stewart and Marquee Brands Partner with Canopy Growth Corporation to Launch Martha Stewart CBD

Canopy Growth Corp., a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and cannabis device company, announced on Sept. 10 the launch of Martha Stewart CBD — a new line of premium quality, hemp-derived wellness supplements, with flavor profiles inspired by some of Martha’s most popular recipes. The initial product offering will include a range of human wellness supplements, with a gift box and pet line launching later this year.

Nikola Badger truck side profile

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Nikola and General Motors Form Strategic Partnership; Nikola Badger to Be Engineered and Manufactured by General Motors

Nikola Corp. and General Motors Co. announced on Sept. 8 a strategic partnership that begins with the Nikola Badger and carries cost reductions through Nikola’s programs, including: Nikola Badger, Nikola Tre, Nikola One, Nikola Two, and NZT.  As part of the agreement, Nikola will utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery system and Hydrotec fuel cell technology, representing a key commercialization milestone for General Motors.

MIT Management Sloan School logo

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The First Comprehensive Study of State-by-State Reopenings Shows Ad Hoc Policies Exacerbate COVID

As summer vacations end in Europe and the U.S. and students return to college campuses and primary schools worldwide, fresh waves of COVID infections are causing renewed restrictions after loosening in the spring and summer. However, a new study shows that this uncoordinated opening, closing, and reopening of states and counties is making the COVID problem worse in the U.S., according to the authors of a new study released on Sept. 8.

Aerial photo of a Florida beach

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Tripadvisor Reveals Fall Travel Index: For Americans, Florida’s Recovery Bolstered by Improved Searches for Hotel Bookings

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, released on Sept. 8 findings from its Seasonal Travel Index for Fall, providing travelers with insight into where Americans are traveling this autumn as tourism markets continue their path to recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent Tripadvisor site data shows that globally, domestic travel for the fall season (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30) continues to gradually recover, with nearly two thirds (65%) of all travelers planning domestic fall getaways. Of those travelers, 79% of them are planning a September trip – the busiest fall travel month.

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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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