WEBCASTS WITH STARS OF NBC "OUTSOURCED" + REALITY TV 3pm EST 3/17/2011

  • Thursday, March 17, 2011
  • 3:00 PM - 3:59 PM
  • http://blogtalkradio.com/saja

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SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, and SAMMA, South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association, present the latest in their series of high-profile webcasts - via BlogTalkRadio.com - with some of the leading South Asian names in global media, arts, entertainment, politics and much more...

In March, we have two major TV-related webcasts coming up:

  • Thursday, March 17, 3-4 pm ET (noon-1 pm Hollywood time)
    The stars of NBC's "Outsourced" - details below.
  • Wednesday, March 30, 1-2 pm ET
    A conversation with several South Asians who made waves in reality shows in recent years. Details coming soon.

Outsourced

Meet the stars and executive producer of "Outsourced," a hit comedy on NBC (Thursdays, 10:30 pm ET/PT/MT, 9:30 CT; you can watch all the episodes at NBC.com/outsourced).

"Outsourced," a comedy about an American who goes to India to run a call center there, is the first primetime network comedy to be set in India and to feature multiple South Asian actors and actresses.

Joining us are 
Rizwan Manji
, who plays "Rajiv" (third from left in the graphic above); Parvesh Cheena, who plays "Gupta" (second from left); Sacha Dhawan, who plays "Manmeet" (fifth from left) and executive producer/show runner Robert Borden (credits include "The Drew Carey Show," "George Lopez").

We'll discuss artistic and business aspects of the show, the actors' career paths; the response of the community and much, much more. As always, we'll take your calls (via the number below), emails (saja@columbia.edu) and tweets (@sajaHQ).

Conducting the interview will be Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs), entertainment writer and long-time member of the SAJA Board; and Rajan Shah, marketing expert and co-founder of SAMMA. Producing the show will be Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), digital media professor at Columbia Journalism School and co-founder of SAJA.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
3-4 pm NY time
Noon-1 pm Hollywood time
see local time around the world: http://timeanddate.com/s/1zpt

VIA COMPUTER: Listen live or later to a recording: 
http://bit.ly/sajaoutsourced2
(you can set yourself an e-mail reminder there; just hit "fav" at the link above to get a reminder an hour before the show - and all SAJA webcasts)

VIA PHONE: +1-347-324-5991 (you can call this U.S. number by phone or Skype to listen or ask questions
Or send your questions in advance via e-mail: saja at columbia.edu or via Twitter - @ sajaHQ - or post them in the comments below.

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