NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, will sit down for an exclusive Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios on October 22.
During the broadcast event Commissioner Goodell will answer questions from audience members in studio with him, discuss current league matters, and talk about his experiences working at the NFL. The special will be hosted by Michael Strahan, the former All-Pro defensive lineman for the New York Giants and host of Live with Kelly and Michael and Fox NFL Sunday.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Roger Goodell" will air on SiriusXM NFL Radio (channel 88 on Sirius and XM Premier) on Monday, October 22, at 7:00 pm ET.
SiriusXM subscribers will have the chance to attend the "Town Hall." Official Rules and details will be posted at www.siriusxm.com/nfl.
After the debut broadcast, "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Roger Goodell" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at SiriusXM.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.
"In his three decades with the NFL, Commissioner Goodell has played a key role in the extraordinary growth of the league and been witness to so much of its rich history," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "As commissioner, he has been influential and impactful to a league that means so much to so many fans around the world. On this SiriusXM Town Hall broadcast, listeners will have the chance to talk directly with the commissioner about his career, the history of the league and the issues he has faced during his time as the league's chief executive."
Roger Goodell became the eighth chief executive in the NFL's 92-year history when he took office on September 1, 2006. Fan interest in the NFL has soared under his leadership, including the largest television audiences in league history, enormous growth in online and social media engagement, and other measures of business success. In his first six seasons as commissioner, Goodell has addressed a wide range of issues to improve the NFL, including player health and safety; the medical needs and pensions of retired players; personal conduct; revenue sharing; stadium construction; media innovation; and international development.
Commissioner Goodell joined the NFL in 1982 as an administrative intern in the league office in New York. He served the league in a variety of roles in the ensuing 24 years and was instrumental in many of the NFL's accomplishments prior to becoming commissioner, including expansion, realignment, stadium development, the launch of NFL Network and the negotiation of the league's television agreements.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Roger Goodell" is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, which features intimate gatherings with an iconic personality sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Renee Fleming, Gregg Allman, Usher, Ronnie Dunn, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Tony Hawk.
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