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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

Former President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC; the race for the GOP nomination in ’24; U.S.-China relations and warnings from the West that China should not assist Russia in its invasion of Ukraine; President Joe Biden visits Selma, Alabama and promotes voting rights legislation; a second Norfolk Southern train derailment happens this time in Springfield, Ohio; Russia’s battle to take control of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut; the U.S. Energy Department’s conclusion that COVID-19 was the result of a Chinese lab leak; the testimony from FOX News executives and personalities in the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit; and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington dies were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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CPAC Underway in Washington, DC with Active Media Row

Nicola Sturgeon - Talkers Magazine

CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), the annual national meeting of leading conservatives, is underway in the nation’s capital at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The event (March 1-4) draws active participants in the American conservative movement from politics, radio, TV, print and the general public. As is customary, the event features a sizable “media row” which includes a variety of live talk radio broadcasts presenting interviews with luminaries on the scene.  Pictured (above) at the event (l-r) Joe WangThe Epoch Times/NTD TVVictoria Jones, executive director, DC Radio CompanyLisa WendlThe Epoch Times; and Todd Starnes, owner/KWAM, Memphis/nationally syndicated radio talk show host.

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Pictured above is Nan Su of The Epoch Times with talk show host Dan “Ox” Ochsner, host of KNSI, St. Cloud, MN’s “Ox in the Afternoon.” Victoria Jones, one of the nation’s leading talk media PR specialists, tells TALKERS, “In spite of some of the negative press and public relations problems associated with this year’s installment, the atmosphere is optimistic and the media row is extremely vibrant.”

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Above is a shot of Media Row at CPAC.

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Yesterday’s (2/27) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The U.S. Energy Department’s conclusion that the cause of COVID was likely a lab leak and renewed speculation the Chinese government knew about it; Ron DeSantis’ takeover of the Disney district; the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Joe Biden’s student debt relief program; the intensifying fighting in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s issuing January 6 footage to FOX News Channel’s Tucker Carlson; the legal battles facing former President Donald Trump; the aftermath of the toxic train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio; the record snowfall in California and the tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma; the released testimony from the Dominion-FOX News lawsuit; and this week’s CPAC taking place in Maryland were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.