PBS NewsHour Team 'No Commercials, No Mercy' Sweats it Out for Charity
Join 14 PBS NewsHour road warriors at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, as they hit the pavement in a charity race to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. You can watch some of the festivities, which will be live streamed from the NewsHour's HatCam.
We'll be running 3 miles for the annual ACLI Capital Challenge, which also includes members of Congress, other branches of government and reporters from print, television and radio outlets.
Political junkies may recall that Sen. Dick Lugar ran this race every year. He lost his seat in a primary, so he won't be back this year. But seven senators and 24 members of the House will lead teams.
That includes Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Rob Portman of Ohio, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Democratic Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Kay Hagan of North Carolina.
"No Commercials, No Mercy," -- inspired, of course, by this scene from the movie "Anchorman" -- is competing in the electronic media category. We're also hoping to win Best Name and the Best Team Spirit awards.
The NewsHour team:
Captain Christina Bellantoni Terence Burlij Frank Carlson Geoffrey Guray Cindy Huang Sarah McHaney Allie Morris Tiffany Mullon Alex Ozenberger Simone Pathe Ellen Rolfes Justin Scuiletti Colleen Shalby Daniel Yang
Curious about the HatCam? Watch our promo video from its political conventions debut here or below.