For Immediate Release
February 28, 2011

Laurel MacLeod





Yesterday was an amazing day at NRB 2011. It began with a standing-room-only worship service as Dr. James MacDonald gave a dynamic expository message from Acts 12. “God’s in control when you’re suffering,” said Dr. MacDonald, “And God is in control when it’s midnight” and it seems like our prayers have gone unanswered. People left that room encouraged! Other exciting events included the opening of the Exposition Floor, media awards ceremonies, and the Media Leadership Dinner where the Honorable John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, gave his first speech outside of the nation’s capital since becoming Speaker. “The last thing we need…is the FCC serving as Internet traffic controller, and potentially running roughshod over local broadcasters who have been serving their communities with free content for decades,” said Speaker Boehner, in a rousing defense the First Amendment and limited government. “History’s lesson is this: freedom is a God-given right, and we, the people, must ensure government doesn’t take it away.”

On the other side of the Convention Center, NRB participants ended the day with media gurus Michael Flaherty and Simon Swart’s enlightening conversation about movies, home entertainment, and the future of media, hosted by Phil Cooke, with special comments by John Schneider and Mark Joseph. And it wasn’t over until we all laughed with special guest, comedian Michael, Jr., who headlined Comedy Night.

As if all of that excitement wasn’t enough, today promises to be just as phenomenal! Gracia Burnham will share the amazing story of her calling, captivity, and life after rescue at the Women’s Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

And the biggest news of the day might be the special announcements that will be made at the NRB Press Conference. President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright, Chairman Bill Skelton, and Sr. Vice President of Communications & General Counsel Craig Parshall will highlight current regulatory and legislative threats to free speech and press. They will also reveal new news for NRB. Don’t miss it! Join us in Governor’s Chamber D at 10:30 a.m. and get the 411.

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 – March 1, 2011. For registration and other Convention information go to:

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. 
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