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Comcast and NBCUniversal went purple yesterday to spread the word about SpiritDay to show support for LGBT youth and stand against bullying. Stars from NBCUniversal networks and shows, as well as NBCUniversal employees, sported purple and shared Spirit Day on air and through social media.
CNBC employees, anchors and reporters are wearing purple today in honor of Spirit Day. The network is sending a message of support to LGBT youth for the fourth year in a row.
Morning shows across networks broadcast their support for Spirit Day today, taking a stand against bullying and showing their support for LGBT youth. From ABC's 'Good Morning America,' NBC's 'TODAY,' to CNN's 'New Day,' CNBC, and VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz,' anchors put on their purple and leant their support to what's become the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the country.
It's officially Spirit Day in most of the world, and people everywhere have already started going purple to stand against bullying.
During an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box host Joe Kernen challenged GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on his opposition to marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Kernen pointed out the Republican Party's lack of alignment as an increasing number of conservative voters support equality for gay and lesbian people.
CNBC, the only network to participate across its programming during the first Spirit Day in 2010, has stepped up and show strong support for Spirit Day for the third year in a row.
For the very first time, every top cable news network is taking part in Spirit Day able news networks CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and HLN are participating in Spirit Day today, with anchors on all four networks donning purple to take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth. Plus, business news leader CNBC has had anchors in purple throughout dayparts for the third year in a row!
CNBC has a great story on how the CEOS of AT&T and the accounting firm Ernst & Young have taken public stances in support equality for people in the LGBT community in recent months. James S. Turley, CEO and Chairman of the latter business, has promised to work with the Boy Scouts of America, as a current board member, to repeal their anti-inclusive policies against LGBT participants.
Business leader CNBC goes purple across programs for Spirit Day.