Feb. 10: All-Star weekend, Houston impact from immigration reform
Houston is getting set to host the NBA All Star Weekend for the second time in seven years. Houston Rockets President & CEO Tad Brown talks about the Rockets' role in helping secure this major event for Southeast Texas. Also joining Khambrel Marshall this week on Houston Newsmakers is Greg Ortale, President & CEO of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Millions of dollars will pour into Houston this special week, which gets under way with official All Star activities on Thursday and will culminate with the All Star Game on Sunday. The best of the NBA will get the best Houston hospitality. The schedule for the week and what it means for the Houston economy are the topics.
President Obama has proposed what he calls comprehensive immigration reform and and has support from some Democrats and Republicans. What does that mean for Houston and Texas? The best in the business join Khambrel to discuss the president's proposal, its chances for passing and what reform might mean for Houston and Texas. Dr. Stephen Klineberg is the co-director for Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and says the Houston area is well ahead of the rest of the country. In fact, Klineberg says Fort Bend County is probably the most diverse county in the world. Hear why on this week's Houston Newsmakers. Also on the program is Dr. Geoffrey Hoffman, the director of the Immigration Center at the University of Houston Law Center. Dr Hoffman has a unique perspective on the challenges ahead for any proposed immigration reform and what it will take for any new laws to be passed.
Watch Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall Sunday at 10 a.m., right after Meet the Press with David Gregory.