EEOC LAUNCHES NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs
On January 13, 2008, the EEOC announced it was launching two 30-second anti-discrimination public service announcements (PSAs) featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis. The PSAs feature Marsalis and focus on the value of diversity in the workplace and the dangers of discrimination. They were produced in cooperation with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and shot at JALC’s New York facility in October. The EEOC plans an aggressive push to air the PSAs on television and cable stations, on web sites and on radio. The spots are close-captioned for the hearing-impaired.