Agreed. It seems like a dupe to trying to set us up for a fight we do not need to have. 

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Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:14 PM
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Subject: Fw: Hello - CNN Interview Request for Sup. David Brown on 8/15
Michael F. et al: 

Along our the lines of our conversation about national interviews for the Supt. yesterday, I agree that we should do more of them. However, I don't like the topic of this one and I have concerns about accommodating them the day-of multiple protests. Good here with declining? 


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From: Lamb, Corinna <>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:08 PM
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Subject: Hello - CNN Interview Request for Sup. David Brown on 8/15

Dear Chicago Police Department,

We would like to invite Superintendent David Brown to join us as a guest on CNN’s Smerconish show this Saturday, 8/15 during the 9am Eastern / 8am Central hour.

We would like to discuss the recent story about Chicago in the Washington Post.

Here is the link:

Would Superintendent Brown be available for a live interview with Michael Smerconish that would last about five minutes?

We could do the interview from a television studio in Chicago or from Sup. Brown’s home or office computer using Cisco or Skype, which are similar to Zoom.

Please let me know.

Thank you,

Corinna Lamb



Corinna Lamb

Producer, Smerconish

CNN & CNN International





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