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Release Date: 11.28.2018 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: 2018-Georgia Game-Changers-A Family 2 Family Special

A Family 2 Family Special

“Georgia GameChangers” is a Family 2 Family Special focusing on inspiring local people improving Atlanta and North Georgia.  These game changers are rewriting history, challenging the rules and going after big dreams.

Channel 2 Anchor Jovita Moore meets a 22-year-old from Decatur who won $100,000 for creating a test to detect the deadly Ebola virus.  The young man, Rostam  Zafari, then gave the money away to a special school in Georgia that is dedicated to inspiring students to better their own community.

Viewers will also meet a local man, Vincenzo Piscopo, who turned his disability into a force for good. Channel 2 Anchor Justin Farmer sits down with the founder of  “Wheels of Happiness Foundation.” After suffering a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed, this Coca-Cola employee started delivering wheelchairs to underprivileged people all over the world.

Music is the center of the next GameChanger. Dantes Rameau introduced Channel 2 Morning Anchor Fred Blankenship to “The Atlanta Music Project.” The local organization provides free instruments and music lessons to students. Rameau’s program helps kids stay focused on music and away from temptations on the streets. Rapper T.I. has even reached out and collaborated with the program. Viewers are also in for a treat as Blankenship joins in on the musical fun with a clarinet. 

Then, Channel 2 Morning Anchor Linda Stouffer has the moving story of an Atlanta couple providing jobs for adults with autism. Inspired by their own son, Sara Barron and her husband, Chet Hurwitz, started “Ventures ATL.” This non-profit is specifically designed to showcase the abilities of austistic adults while providing them fulfilling jobs and raising awareness of adult autism across Georgia.

 

WHAT: Georgia GameChangers

WHO: Channel 2 Anchors Justin Farmer, Jovita Moore, Fred Blankenship and Linda Stouffer

WHERE: Channel 2 WSB-TV

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28th at 8 p.m.  

About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group Atlanta and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, m.wsbtv.com, plus News, Weather and Traffic Apps, airs BOUNCETV on its digital sub-channel 2.2, and LAFF on 2.3. WSB-TV also provides news, weather and traffic on WSB-TV’s Facebook page, on Twitterand on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, two daily newspapers and more than 80 digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 2.7 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

 

Contact Info

Contact Name: Tracey Christensen

Company: WSB-TV

Phone: 404-897-6258

E-mail: Tracey.Christensen@wsbtv.com