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Education Nation Hits the Beach

This TVNewser happens to be in Miami for the weekend, just as NBC’s company-wide Education Nation initiative lands in South Florida. Several days of on-air and off-air events will be dedicated to the impact of education among Hispanics. This afternoon, NBC’s Rehema Ellis will moderate a Teacher Town Hall which will air on South Florida’s Telemundo station WSCV. The town hall will also be available as a live web stream beginning at 1pmET at educationnation.com. Also today, Telemundo will broadcast a special education edition of the network’s Sunday public affairs show “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart.”

We’ll catch up with “Today” show news anchor Natalie Morales tomorrow who will be here to moderate a panel discussion Monday night at the New World Center in Miami Beach with several guests including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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Steve Kroft, Matt Lauer Honored

SKroft.jpg• CBS’s Steve Kroft has been named a Trumpeter Award winner by the National Consumers League. The award will be bestowed tonight in Washington, D.C. to Kroft and to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The Trumpeter Award is the League’s “highest honor, given to leaders who are not afraid to speak out for social justice and for the rights of consumers,” according to a NCL press release.

LauerM.jpg• NBC’s Matt Lauer will receive the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award at an October 20 luncheon in Philadelphia. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Fund for professorships and scholarships at Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater.

Newsers Don’t “Waste” Their Question to Obama On Blago

Obama_12.19.jpgAt a news conference called to announce the final members of his cabinet, Pres.-elect Barack Obama took only three questions. None was about Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The first question was about the auto bailout, the second, from a Univision reporter, was about jobs and went to Obama and Labor Secretary-designate Rep. Hilda Solis. The third question went to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie who asked about Obama’s expected stimulus package.

On Tuesday, Obama told a Chicago Tribune reporter, “I don’t want you to waste your question,” after he asked about the embattled Illinois governor. We’ll be hearing from Blago himself in about 10 minutes.

Obama also named the second republican to his cabinet — Rep. Ray Lahood, a seven-term Illinois congressman who did not seek an eighth term. Interestingly, LaHood’s son worked on John McCain‘s campaign as a media advance man.