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Bono to Write Op-Eds for 'NY Times' -- First One on Sunday

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Bono to Write Op-Eds for 'NY Times' -- First One on Sunday

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The New York Times will start running Op-Ed columns from rock singer Bono of U2 on Sunday, the paper announced Friday. He will also do a podcast of the piece.

Describing him as a "lead singer and anti-poverty activist," the announcement said he has been invited to write a column for the Times beginning this Sunday, and "his columns will appear occasionally on The New York Times Op-Ed page and online at nytimes.com/opinion and will cover a broad range of subjects."

"Bono is a great addition to our Op-Ed line-up," Andrew Rosenthal, Times editorial page editor, said in a statement. "He is an extraordinary manwho thinks deeply about his art and the major issues confronting the world. His writing will reflect that."

"What an honor," Bono added in the release. "I've never been great with the full stops or commas. Let's see how far we can take this."

The Times announcement also said: "Bono has been a leader in the fight against AIDS and poverty in Africa since his initial involvement in the debt cancellation campaign of 1998, when he began lobbying governments across the G8 to free poor countries from odious debts so they could spend more on health and education. …

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