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PHILADELPHIA (May 5) — “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” spotlights issues important to the nation’s youth with its second

annual “IYC: Breaks it Down,” a four-month programming series beginning Thursday, May 29 at 9 p.m. on CN8, The Comcast Network. Eight-time Emmy award-winning host and executive producer Lynn Doyle explores and exposes topics affecting teens and twentysomethings today by focusing on a variety of headlines including body image; peer pressure; drinking; drugs; sex; and the crucial impact of youth voters.

“IYC: Breaks it Down” features sociology and medical experts, young adults and parents sharing firsthand experiences, and useful resources and information to help audiences recognize, understand and address the issues impacting our younger generations. The four-month series airs LIVE from Ocean City, N.J., at the renowned Music Pier on the boardwalk. The on-the-boards broadcasts invite live audience participation and include performances by the popular band Nobody Yet, hailing from Drexel University in Philadelphia. “Our mission is to offer an interactive and honest television experience that breaks down the issues guiding young Americans,” said Doyle. “Our live audience, viewer calls and on-site experts will help educate our audience at this pivotal time in presidential politics when attention is turned to topics that impact the nation’s future leaders.”

Special topics and guests for the four-month “IYC: Breaks It Down” summer series include: “Defining Your Image!” Thursday, May 29 at 9 p.m. Self-esteem, body image, celebrity influence and fashion lead the discussion with Miss Maryland Teen USA, Ana Maria Lawson. Style experts showcase the “IYC Fashion Style Wars for Teens” competition and provide viewers with makeup and fashion tips. “Forced To Fit In” Thursday, June 19 at 9 p.m. The danger of drinking, drugs and violence in high school is explored by teenager Kristina Coia, founder of My Purple Wig, a character development program for teenagers. Plus, South Jersey’s hit radio station SoJo 104.9 addresses positive musical influences. “Hooking Up!” Thursday, July 17 at 9 p.m. Experts and teens delve deep into the world of dating, sex, and peer pressure offering advice and tips on how young adults can stay safe and remain in control of their physical and emotional relationships. “Power of Youth Vote!” Thursday, August 14 at 9 p.m. The presidential election is just months away and youth campaign forces from MTV, the Internet and the “Hip Hop Summit” demonstrate the issues and candidates sparking interest among young Americans.

CN8 viewers interested in voicing their opinions may participate by calling 1-877-CN8-LIVE during each broadcast. Viewers are also invited to submit questions and thoughts throughout the summer by visiting “It’s Your Call” on MySpace and Facebook: http://www.myspace.com/itsyourcallwithlynndoyle or http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=638526715. In addition to airing live on CN8, each one-hour “IYC: Breaks it Down” episode will stream online at CN8.tv, concurrently with the 9 p.m. broadcasts. The specials will also be available at no additional charge to Comcast Digital Cable subscribers through Comcast’s ON DEMAND service by selecting the “Get Local” menu, under “CN8” and “It’s Your Call.” About “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” Hosted by CN8's political director and eight-time Emmy-winner Lynn Doyle, “It’s Your Call” is an issues-oriented talk show that tackles national headlines at the regional and local level. The show’s interactive format encourages viewer response and generates an exciting and thought-provoking hour of television, making it the most opinionated talk show in the region. The show is known for attracting high-profile guests who can speak about the tough issues facing the country today. “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” airs weeknights at 9 p.m. on CN8, The Comcast Network. A 30-minute version also airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. About CN8, The Comcast Network CN8, The Comcast Network provides more than 9 million Comcast cable viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered over its own fiber-optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation's leading regional cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8 is a member of The White House Correspondents' Association and its programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than 400 regional Emmy Award nominations.

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