Our Fort Lauderdale Remote Studio (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach County) is covering the fallout from Ferguson, Missouri where a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. The decision sparked outrage in the Ferguson community and throughout the country as protest demonstrations have been staged in many cities nationwide. We welcomed back HOME, Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin and co-founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation to share with us her prospective and insight as to the heartbreak that the parents of Michael Brown are experiencing now. It was less than two years ago that Trayvon Martin was tragically killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was later acquitted by a jury in that case, although there is still an ongoing federal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Sybrina was live on CNN’s Erin Brunett Out Front to discuss the grand jury’s decision and to offer her unique perspective .
Our South Florida Remote Uplink Studio (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County) is working this holiday season, covering the plans millions of Americans have traveling this busy Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. Our state of the art HD studio in beautiful, downtown Fort Lauderdale, welcomed back HOME, Airline Weekly’s Seth Kaplan! Seth was live on Fox News’ Happening Now , providing viewers with useful travel tips and ways for consumers to be proactive when it comes to booking flights, and in some cases having to adjust their flight plans.
Seth gave viewers some practical advice on what they should do if their flight has been cancelled. He encouraged airline travelers to print a hard copy of their tickets (and not rely solely on electronic tickets), and also explained that if travelers can be flexible about arriving at nearby airports other than the one they may be headed to (should they find out that their flight has been cancelled) to contact the airline directly and provide them a phone number to text updated information.
Our state of the art HD remote studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale is covering all the latest developments in the aftermath of a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer, Darren Wilson, in the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. The decision sparked outrage among many in Ferguson and numerous cities nationwide as protestors took to the streets to protest what many believe was an unjust decision. To help provide some insight as to what the Brown Family is experiencing, we welcomed back HOME, Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin and co founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Tracy was live on CNN’s AC360. Trayvon, as everyone recalls was shot and killed less than two years ago by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford Florida. Zimmerman was later acquitted and found “not guilty” at trial.
Both Tracy Martin and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina, have spent time with the Brown family, offering their condolences and prayers as they grieve through this most difficult time in their lives. Both Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, like Michael Brown’s parents, stressed the importance for protestors to demonstrate in a peaceful manner and not to resort to any violence. Michael Brown Sr. even filmed a Public Service Announcment, pleading with the public to protest in a peaceful manner. Despite their pleas to the community and the nation at large, there were “agitators” and “opportunists” amongst the crowds who took it upon themselves to destroy, vandalize and steal from the properties and businesses of others. The situation got so tense in Ferguson (and elsewhere around the country) that the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, called a state of emergency prior to the verdict being announced and called up the state”s national guard to help local and state police maintain order and keep the peace.
Our South Florida video production remote, uplink green screen studio in Fort Lauderdale is covering the latest in U.S.-China Relations. We welcomed back Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center of Peace & Liberty, as our studio guest on CCTV. Ivan discussed the current status of the two countries relations and the ongoing factors that both help and hurt their alliance with one another. Of particular interest was the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit held in Beijing, China this year. Eland spike about the importance of the strategic economic alliance in trade investment between the U.S. and China. But, he emphasized the United States’ military alliance with South Korera, Tawian, Japan and others, creates a sense of insecurity and worry with China. He further stated that these countries whom we are aligned with militarily, are wealthy and capable of providing for their own security, not needing U.S. military presence on their borders. Eland believes the U.S. should let China “rise peacefully” much the same way Britain let the U.S. do in the 19th century. Eland believes the buffer of having such a large ocean between China and the U.S. decreases the need of the U.S. having such a heavy military presence in that part of the world. And that eventually gradually withdrawing our military forces will help ease the tension between the U.S. and China.
Our South Florida video production, green screen studio in Fort Lauderdale is covering the city’s homeless feeding ordinance that has sparked a lot of emotion within the community and nationwide. We welcomed to our state of the art HD studio, Fort Lauderdale Mayor, John Seiler, who was live on CNN’s New Day. Mayor Seiler helped clear up some confusion and misconceptions he says the public’s has in their understanding of what the ordinance actually allows for and prohibits. He explained to the viewers that the city was not against feeding the homeless at all (a misperception many people have been given) and in fact, is very progressive in battling the problem. The mayor reinforced that the city’s goal is to ensure that the homeless are fed in a safe, sanitary environment. Seiler also told CNN the city has “created zones within the city of Fort Lauderdale to disperse the feedings, but actually increased the number of areas [people] can feed the homeless.” The city has opened up religious institutions, such as local churches, and non for profit organizations as places where people can feed the homeless.
Until now, much of the local and national media coverage has focused on the ordinance’s restrictions, painting a negative picture in the minds of some, that the city was insensitive to the human aspect of feeding the homeless. Mayor Seiler went on to explain that the city created specific zones and distances between the feedings, to ensure that the feedings “wouldn’t have an overwhelmingly [negative] impact on any one particular neighborhood.” He also cleared up for the record that 90 year old Arnold Abbott was not arrested for feeding the homeless as was reported in both the local and national media.