Clay Aiken – Listen and Report!


All You Need Is Love.
 ~John Lennon and Paul McCartney

On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, Clay Aiken traveled to Iowa City, Iowa.  He was there for two days to visit West High School, a public school of about 2,000 students.

The school was forced into the limelight after the Presidential election last November.  Like many other schools in the country, the atmosphere at West High was undergoing some difficult changes.

On the day after the election, a 15 year old girl said she was yelled at and bumped into at the cafeteria.  She was wearing a hijab.  Another student was surrounded and called a terrorist. Another student, who was a Trump supporter, was shocked at the changes at the school.

On the following Friday, the students marched outside in protest.  This caught the eye of the New York Times who wrote about the new atmosphere  at the school and put the story on the front page of their paper.

So, ABC News and The View decided to find out how the school is doing now. They sent Clay and Sonny Hostin and a camera crew to Iowa City to see if things are getting back to normal or if things are still difficult.


According to the Maggie Terry, a reporter on the school newspaper:

The crew, including correspondent reporters Clay Aiken and Sunny Hostin, will arrive in the morning and conduct individual interviews with students before school. Some of the students will participate in a closed panel interview in the afternoon, and the producers will shoot some footage throughout the school.

I am so glad that Clay and Sunny are there to talk with the students, the staff and maybe even some parents.  They are both so good at listening to all sides of a problem and reporting what they learn.

According to Ms Terry, the segment is expected to run on ABC sometime next week.

I hope Clay enjoys his day and will get lots of information that will help us throughout the states.  Somehow, we need to stop, listen and remember that respect is an important word.



And, please check back.  I will post the day that Clay and Sunny will be on The View.  It will be exciting to see what they learned.

Are you planning to watch Clay on The View?



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12 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Listen and Report!

  1. Where is this country going? Seems it is going to get worse before it gets better! I'm praying!
    I will see Clay and Sonny next week on The View!

  2. Clay has always had an interest in children's behaviors and strives to detect just what is happening in various youth circles. As a former school teacher, I applaud his observations and efforts. Nothing can be more important!

  3. Looking forward to see Clay on the view, I'm prerecording the View daily so I won't miss him. Thanks Musicfan for all your info, always look forward to any news about Clay!

  4. This must have popped up early – didn’t see it last night. I’d be very interested to see what Clay and Sonny find out at this one of many troubled schools. I’ll be waiting for the report. Let’s hope that things calm down in 2017. Our country is in a very bad way. ❤ UNCONDITIONAL love to you Clay. Keep us informed.

  5. Oh so NOW I know why Clay is in Iowa! Great that Clay is going to be on the show with Sunny! It should be a great one. I hope his horrible cold is over enough that he won't be looking so sick like he was on BOLD!

    Hey, anybody got their BOLD t-shirt yet? I got my free one and then a cute pink one too that I bought! Wearing the pink one right now! So cute!!

    Thanks Martha! You are the best!

  6. Thanks for the heads up about Clay on the View. I watch it daily, but sometimes I have to record it. My son is a teacher of ESL (English as a Second Language) at West H.S. in a different city. He told me the day after the election, they had the same problems there. He heard kids telling other kids to "Go back to your country", etc. So sad.

    • I removed the rest of this comment. CANN is a place to talk about what Clay Aiken is doing. It is NOT a political thread. The people who read here are not here for lectures on politics. There are lots of other places to enjoy that.

      In 9 years, I have only removed about 5 comments. Please…Respect the people who read at CANN!

      If Clay disturbs you so much, don't read here!

      Thank you!

      • I didn't get to read their comment but good for you Martha! There are plenty of political threads one can go to and comment. This is our Clay Aiken home! 🙂 🙂

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