Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Comedian, Radio Personality and Best Selling Author Steve Harvey To Host 8th Annual Hoodie Awards with First-Ever Live Webcast

Live Stream Gives Fans the Full Star-Studded Experience of the 8th Annual Awards Show Honoring Community Businesses and Leaders
LAS VEGAS, NV (August 23, 2010) – On Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, multi-faceted entertainer Steve Harvey will host the 8th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards honoring community businesses and leaders. Along with Harvey, a bevy of stars will give out Hoodie Awards to the winning men and women in 12 categories, in recognition of the everyday efforts and strides that the stars of our neighborhoods make in their cities and towns.

Already a sold-out event, The Ford Hoodie Awards is the centerpiece of a packed weekend of blowout celeb-filled entertainment for a great purpose. For the first time, Harvey will broadcast the show live on http://www.steveharvey.com/ for fans who can’t make it to Vegas, to experience the full star-studded awards. In a first-ever live webcast sponsored by The Nielsen Company, the 2010 Ford Hoodie Awards will be produced and live-streamed using the lightweight, small portable live production system from NewTek TriCaster™, the worldwide leader in portable live production. Fans all over the world will be able to sit in on the festivities as they unfold live, enjoy Steve Harvey’s classic humor, celebrate their favorite stars, and see which of their favorite neighborhood honorees take home awards in a night always filled with unforgettable moments. In addition, viewers will be able to see interesting and fun data from the Nielsen Company that relate to the award categories being presented.

Running August 27th – 30th, the weekend will also include live broadcasts of the top-rated Steve Harvey Morning Show, musical performances from hit R&B/soul stars, inspiring and informative seminars, a charity golf tournament and charity beach party benefiting the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men, and more.

Among the luminaries joining Harvey for this year’s awards show will be Sherri Shepherd, Fantasia, Angie Stone, Dwele, Michael Clarke Duncan, Holly Robinson Peete, Victoria Rowell, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Antonia “Toya” Carter, David “Mr. Brown” Mann, Tamela Mann, George Wallace, and more. In the photo are Steve Harvey with his wife Marjorie at the 2009 Hoodie Awards.

In addition to presenting sponsor Ford, the 2010 Hoodie Awards are being made possible with the gracious support of Glory Foods, Hillshire Farm, The Home Depot, Kodak, Wells Fargo, Budget Rent-A-Car, the National Education Association, Outback Steakhouse, 5-hour Energy, Prudential, State Farm Insurance, Optimum Care/Magic Shave, AT&T, Burger King and The Nielsen Company.

Log onto www.SteveHarvey.com for up-to-the-minute news or more information about the 2010 Ford Hoodie Awards, and don’t forget to catch the 2010 Ford Hoodie Awards on Saturday, August 28th, live-streaming at 7:30 pm PT/10:30 pm EST on www.SteveHarvey.com!

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