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Introducing Wendy Williams
TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 24, 2012 in New York City.
May 31st, 2013
12:22 PM ET

Introducing Wendy Williams

Hosted by Michael Schulder

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(CNN) - I think I hit the jackpot when I sat down with Wendy Williams for this CNN Profile.

She may be Exhibit A in the case I’ve been building since I turned 50 to destroy the myth of the 18-49 demographic.

The “demo” is the age group that advertisers having been paying top dollar for on network television for the past half century or so. In fact, some advertisers won’t pay for any audience members outside that demo.

If any advertiser or network executive would like to inform Wendy Williams she will soon be kicked out of your target “demo,” please leave your name and job title in the comments section below. We’d like to hear from you.

For those of you who are as out of touch with daytime popular culture as I am, Wendy is one of America’s most popular TV talk show hosts.

Her fans love the way she speaks her mind. She has just written an advice book called Ask Wendy, where she gives her characteristically direct answers to a wide range of questions that have to do with life’s dramas.

Even though Wendy’s not a singer, she’s about to have her Broadway debut in the musical, Chicago, doing the role Queen Latifah nailed in the movie version.

So how does Wendy Williams destroy the myth of the 18-49 demo (and, by the way, there’s a little more leeway in her morning time slot – where women up to the age of 54 are valued.)

She destroys it, as you’ll hear in this CNN profile, with the way she approaches being at “the front door of 50.”

She destroys with the way she has patiently built her career over nearly three decades, from radio host to TV host, to author, to Broadway star.

She destroys the myth of the 18-49 demo because, like so many bright, energetic, ambitious women and men of a certain age, she is more influential now than she’s ever been.

So please allow me to introduce you to a major celebrity I’d never heard of before I spoke to her for this CNN Profile.

When I told her I’d never heard of her she did not miss a beat: “My goal right now is to convince you that I am worth your time when you get it.”

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  1. gullible white cattle

    Useless trivialities. Forgettable singers with 15 min fame. this is not left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against White people.

    Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage White majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

    The world is 93% non-White, only 7% White. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Sikhs, Hispanics, are aggressively advancing their agenda to annihilate gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

    How long will gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate our guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks/FBI/CIA, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

    "Native" Americans invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

    Gullible Whites should reject subversive ideologies- libertarianism, feminism, liberalism- & reject hostile slanders of racism. Peace to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their interests, their fertility, their homelands. Spread this message. Reading list: goo.gl/iB777 , goo.gl/htyeq , amazon.com/dp/0759672229 , amazon.com/dp/1410792617

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