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Inauguration 2013: C-SPAN Coverage Plans

C-SPAN will devote much of its weekend programming to President Obama’s second inauguration. On Sunday, C-SPAN’s coverage begins  at 10:30amET. Following a look back at Obama’s 2009 inauguration, the network will host a discussion about inaugural addresses with former Presidential speechwriters.

On Monday, C-SPAN will be live beginning at 7amET with coverage of the inaugural ceremony, luncheon and parade.

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Artest Officially 'Metta World Peace' as of Today

Take note, media members: From this day forward, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest should henceforth be called “Metta World Peace” in all news stories. Yes, Artest’s name change becomes official today. “Metta” is a Buddhist term for “kindness,” while “world peace” is what Rita and Phil toast to in “Groundhog Day.”

Artest is also reportedly changing his uniform number from 15 to 70.

“I’m changing it to 70 because it’s like something to do with the universe,” Artest said. “Everything kind of repeats itself. The universe is one. It’s the same thing. Healthy minds, just keeping the kids positive.”

Ron Thomas To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Morehouse’s Journalism and Sports Program director Ron Thomas will be recognized by Sport in Society and the Northeastern University School of Journalism with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism.

Before landing at Morehouse in 2007, Thomas worked for nearly 30 years in the Bay Area, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and San Francisco Examiner. He’s currently the chief copy editor of the African American Sports Magazine, a Bay Area publication.

Thomas is also the author of the book, They Cleared the Lane: the NBA’s Black Pioneers, about the racial and social boundaries black basketball players faced in order to play in the NBA.

Thomas graduated from the University of Rochester in 1971 with a degree in political science. He received his master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1973. Thomas is an original co-chair of the National Association of Black Journalists Sports Task Force.

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Bob Ley, Dick Schaap, and the late Ralph Wiley.