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Latino Daily News

Sunday October 23, 2011

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Her Immigrant Roots

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Her Immigrant Roots

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CNN anchor and award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien recently visited Target headquarters in Minneapolis to talk about the importance of diversity, Hispanic Heritage Month and her critically-acclaimed memoir, The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities.

Daughter of two immigrant parents, O’Brien spends her life traveling around the globe telling other people’s stories and now she is ready to tell her story.  when asked about her new book she noted:  “I felt it was the right time to write a book. People asked me all the time about the stories behind the documentaries, like Black in America and Latino in America. And my perspective on those documentaries couldn’t be summarized into one sentence. It was an answer that involved my career and my upbringing.  I also felt that there was so much negativity around opportunity in America today. I think America is the land of possibilities. It certainly was for my parents. I wanted to explore that theme.”

And when asked on the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month she said:  “I think Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to get a bunch of people with a shared background together in a room to talk about issues that matter to us.  And maybe more importantly, to ask questions, be inspired and think about a future.”

To read more about Soledad and her interview click here