Oprah Winfrey and Holly Robinson Peete team up next week to discuss texting and driving with a Georgia Tech audience.
Georgia Tech announced on its website that Winfrey’s April 30 show about distracted driving will feature viewing rallies in five cities, including Atlanta at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts.
“During the event, the Oprah show will cut to a live feed of the crowd in Atlanta at the Ferst Center on Georgia Tech’s campus,” the Tech announcement said. “Those in attendance may appear on camera.”
It’s free and students, faculty and staff are invited.
Peete, an actress, author and “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant, will moderate the event here.
The topic is a timely one as the Georgia legislature has talked texting this session. A bill to ban texting while driving passed the House on Crossover Day and is now in a Senate committee.
In somewhat related news, a proposal by House Speaker David Ralston to ban lobbyists from texting legislators during session or committee meetings was dropped after Democrats objected.