Thursday, November 06, 2008
Expat Harem Editor Gives MSNBC Commentary on Obama Election
Following the election of Barack Obama, on November 5th, Jennifer Eaton Gökmen was invited to NTV/MSNBC’s Sade Vatandas program to give her reaction to and assessment of the historical event. Broadcast live (in Turkish), the evening talk show is hosted by Turkey’s most popular late night personality, Okan Bayulgen.
Other panelists that evening included Galip Sukaya, head of the American Business Forum in Turkey; Istem Erdener, translator of Obama’s book Dreams from my Father; and Istanbul-based African-American photographer Frank Payne , with discussion ranging from the emotional impact of the election to America’s economic recovery and the world’s expectations of the 44th president to be.